Hutt Valley Police have released CCTV images of two men in connection to an aggravated robbery at the Thirsty Liquor bottle store in Upper Hutt last Tuesday night (9 October).
Shortly before 5:45pm last Tuesday, two men entered Thirsty Liquor on Fergusson Drive. One of the offenders was armed with a knife and approached the staff member demanding money whilst the second offender took some bottles of alcohol from a shelf.
The staff member then managed to chase the offenders from the shop, after hitting one with a hockey stick.
Detective Sergeant Chris Gooch of the Hutt Valley CIB says the offenders then ran across the railway track to an awaiting vehicle which was parked in a carpark opposite Silverstream Primary School.
The vehicle is described as a maroon-coloured four door Nissan hatch or similar with a number plate starting with the letter T. It was seen to drive north along Gard Street.
Detective Sergeant Gooch says Police hope the attached CCTV images will help to identify the two offenders involved.
"We would like to hear from anyone who may have been in the vicinity of Thirsty Liquor at the time of the aggravated robbery last Tuesday night or from anyone who has any other relevant which may assist Police."
Anyone with any information should contact Hutt Valley Police on (04) 560 2600 or phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.