8 Dec 2016

Police hunt armed man after AOS call-out

7:51 pm on 8 December 2016

Police are still looking for a man in New Plymouth they say is armed and dangerous, after the Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) failed to find him.

Fenna Karaitiana.

Fenna Karaitiana Photo: NZ Police

Police cordoned off several streets in the suburb of Spotswood as they searched for patched Black Power member Fenna Karaitiana.

He is wanted over the kidnapping and aggravated robbery of two men in Eltham in November.

Sergeant Bruce Irvine said the 29-year-old has access to firearms, so the use of the AOS was standard procedure.

He described Mr Karaitiana as Māori of medium build, with a distinctive fist tattooed on his cheek.