Man arrested for robbery and kidnap

Wednesday 17 October 2012, 12:51PM

By New Zealand Police



As a result of extensive enquiries over the last few days, Police in Tokoroa have arrested and charged a man for the robbery and kidnap of dairy owners in the town at the weekend.

The owners of Amber Dairy on Bridge Street were robbed at gunpoint on Saturday night (13 October) as they locked up the shop.

Yesterday police arrested a 24-year-old local man. He has since been charged with aggravated robbery and kidnapping and will appear at Tokoroa District Court this morning.

As the case is before the court there will be no further comment.

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