16 Jul 2012

Arrest warrant issued for robbery suspect

4:08 pm on 16 July 2012

Police in the Bay of Plenty have issued an arrest warrant for a man wanted in connection with two robberies last month.

A service station in Waihi and a dairy in Katikati were robbed within half an hour of each other on 18 June.

Two men, one aged 17 and the other 19, have already been charged, but a third man, Rastaman Rapatini, 19, is still at large.

He has family connections in the Mangakino, Te Aroha and Rotorua areas.

Police warn that anyone assisting him to evade them risks being prosecuted.

The robberies took place on the same morning that Jordan Vourdouris ofPaeroa was shot and killed.