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15-year-old charged with violent robbery of Lower Hutt dairy

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A 15-year-old male has been arrested and charged with the aggravated robbery of a dairy on the corner of High and Tennyson Streets in Avalon, Lower Hutt yesterday.

Police received a report that a man had entered the dairy around 11:15am armed with a metal rod. He threatened the two shop attendants, took cash and tobacco products, and left in a car.

Police arrived a few minutes after being called and began making enquiries. Units carrying out area enquiries in Taita located the car which had been used in the robbery.

The 15-year-old is to appear Hutt Valley Youth Court tomorrow.

Police are continuing to make enquiries into the robbery and are still speaking with a number of people. We are also ensuring the victims are being supported. We thank the members of the public who have provided information. We’d still like to hear from anyone who was in the area around the time of the robbery.

If you were in the vicinity of Tennyson Avenue and High Street around 11am yesterday (March 13th) please contact Lower Hutt Police on 04 560 2600. Alternatively, you can give information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.