22 Jan 2023

Three arrests after aggravated robbery in Masterton

1:54 pm on 22 January 2023
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Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

Three youths have been arrested following an aggravated robbery in Masterton yesterday.

Police were alerted to the robbery on Upper Plain Road shortly before 8pm last night.

A group of offenders entered a dairy and threatened the dairy owner, before stealing the cash register.

There were no injuries during the incident.

Police are now appealing to anyone in the area for information about the incident.

A statement said enquiries into the incident were ongoing and additional arrests could not be ruled out.

"If you witnessed anyone behaving suspiciously in the area around the time, or if you have information about those involved, please get in touch," it added.

"You should call 105 or make a report online using Update My Report, quoting event number P053381771.

"Information can also be shared anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111."