Aggravated robbery charge laid

Thursday 20 October 2011, 10:54PM
By New Zealand Police


A man will appear in court tomorrow accused of stealing $1200 worth of model vehicles during a robbery in Dannevirke.

The incident occurred at approximately 1.30pm today at Dave's Den, a shop on the corner of High Street and Hospital Street. At approximately 3pm a car was stopped by Police in Woodville and a 48-year-old Masterton man was arrested.

Model vehicles have been recovered. During the robbery it is alleged that a firearm was produced; no weapon has yet been located.

The man will appear at Palmerston North District Court tomorrow morning charged with aggravated robbery. He has also been charged with the unrelated theft of a jacket and a lamp from a farm in Martinborough earlier this week.

Anyone with information relevant to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Graham Perks at Dannevirke Police on 06 374 4500. Alternatively information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.