Cops hunt blue-eyed ban­dit

South Waikato News - - Your Local News - SE­NIOR SERGEANT JA­SON HEN­DER­SON Fam­ily harm

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

Po­lice are search­ing for a man who robbed Sub­way in Toko­roa.

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