Cops hunt blue-eyed bandit
Police are looking to identify a blue-eyed man who robbed a small-town Subway eatery armed with a handgun.
The culprit walked into the Tokoroa restaurant on State Highway 1 at about 8.15pm on August 20.
He was armed with what is believed to be a handgun and demanded cash from a staff member.
He then made off with cash and headed towards the centre of Tokoroa. The staff member was uninjured. The man is described as a Caucasian, aged between 25 and 35, with blue eyes. He was wearing a bandanna over his face.
Anyone who recognises the man, or who may have been in the area at the time, is asked to call the Tokoroa station on 885 0100.
Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
There were 18 family harm incidents during the week. Four of these resulted in arrests for assaults and threats with the usual drivers of alcohol and financial pressures being behind them.
We had three burglaries for the week. These took place in Papanui which includes the area of the railway tracks, Elizabeth Dr, Maraetai Rd and Baird Rd.
This is the area where the majority of burglaries take place as it is central for people to pass through.
People in the area need to be on alert and if you would like to set up a Neighbourhood Support group come and see us and we will help you get one up and running.
If neighbours work together it will prevent this sort of offending from happening.
We had a few vehicles targeted and damaged this week. One was stolen and there were attempts to steal another couple.
These are vehicles that have been parked in the street and in driveways so make sure they are locked and are in well lit areas.
Police are searching for a man who robbed Subway in Tokoroa.