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Teenagers arrested for robbing two stores with knife and hammer

News from NZ Police
Police have arrested two young men in connection with the aggravated robberies of the Levin Discounter Store on Friday 3 August and Levin Thirsty Liquor on Saturday 4 August.

Police have also located some of the property stolen during the robberies.

A 14-year-old and a 17-year-old have been charged with both aggravated robberies.

The 17-year-old will next appear in Levin District Court on 15 August and the 14-year-old will next appear in Levin Youth Court on 21 August.

Although arrests have been made we would still like to hear from anyone who may have further information about these two robberies – your information is still valuable to us.

Anyone with information can call Levin CIB on 06 366 0500. Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

News from NZ Police – August 5
At around 9.15pm last night, three males approached the Thirsty Liquor store in Levin. Two men entered – one carrying a knife and one carrying a hammer.

They stole alcohol (spirits) from the store and ran from the shop towards the cricket ground across the road.

No threats were made to the staff and no one was injured in the incident.

Police are carrying out a scene investigation today.