Pub­lic helped with ar­rests

Taupo & Turangi Weekender - - Letters To The Editor -

Po­lice are thank­ing the pub­lic for their help af­ter a rob­bery last week­end.

They have ar­rested two peo­ple in con­nec­tion with the ag­gra­vated rob­bery of the Hill­top Food Mar­ket at about 3.30pm last Sun­day, where two young peo­ple as­saulted a staff mem­ber and stole cash and cig­a­rettes be­fore flee­ing on foot.

Sev­eral mem­bers of the pub­lic saw them and di­rected po­lice, who quickly caught the pair as they at­tempted to flee through prop­er­ties in the Henry Hill Rd area.

Two peo­ple will ap­pear in Youth Court fac­ing ag­gra­vated rob­bery charges.

Po­lice are work­ing with the own­ers of the su­perette who are un­in­jured. They have re­cov­ered some of the cig­a­rettes taken but are ask­ing res­i­dents to con­tact them if they find any items that may have been dropped. In par­tic­u­lar, po­lice would like to speak to a woman who shopped at the su­perette shortly be­fore the in­ci­dent.

■ Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should call the Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Branch (CIB) at the Taupo¯ Po­lice Sta­tion on 378 6060 or Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.

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