2 Sep 2014

Attempted aggravated robbery in Hawera

7:16 pm on 2 September 2014

Police have appealed for witnesses to help their investigation into an attempted aggravated robbery in Hawera.

They said a man entered a dairy just before 7pm yesterday, aimed a pistol at the store keeper and demanded money.

However, he ran out without obtaining anything.

Despite that, the police said this was a nasty crime and the Hawera community needs to know the offender is caught.

The shopkeeper was shaken but not injured, and is being supported by family and officers.