7 Dec 2018

Police search for man following machete Pizza Hut robbery

7:51 pm on 7 December 2018

Police are continuing their search for a man who robbed a New Plymouth Pizza Hutt armed with a machete.

The robbery occurred at about 7am on Friday 23 November at the restaurant on Tukapa Street.

Police said the man threatened a staff member before stealing cash.

A second staff member was cut on the hand by the machete while trying to prevent the man from leaving.

The man then got into a blue Nissan Maxima sedan which sped off.

The driver of the Nissan has been arrested and will appear before the court in February next year.