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Six men arrested after robbing dairy, armed with bats

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Police have arrested six people following an aggravated robbery in Bunnythorpe near Palmerston North yesterday afternoon.

The incident happened at around 3.30pm when a group of men entered Bunnythorpe Dairy armed with bats, and threatened the shop attendant.

The group fled from the dairy in a stolen vehicle, a white Mazda Atenza station wagon, registration number EZL477.

This vehicle was found abandoned nearby.

A short time later Police stopped a second vehicle of interest on College Street, Palmerston North.

Those inside were detained by Police and subsequently charged in relation to the robbery.

Six men aged 14, 15, 16, 17, 20 and 29 have been jointly charged with aggravated robbery and will be appearing in Palmerston North Youth Court today.

Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the robbery and also information on any sightings of the white Mazda Atenza station wagon registration number EZL477 in the 24-hours prior to the robbery. Information can be reported to Palmerston North CIB on 06 351 3880 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.