Detective Sergeant Sam Mercer says “We are hoping that these new images will help someone recognise him.
“Witnesses have confirmed that the offender was bleeding from his forehead after the attack.
“We are interested in hearing from anyone who saw this male, or who knows someone matching his description, as he would have had a fresh injury to his forehead.
“He was wearing a green sweatshirt with two small emblems on the front and a large ‘coat-of-arms’ style on the back along with tan-coloured trousers and white Nike shoes.
“Police would also like to encourage anyone who recognises the ‘coat-of-arms’ style emblem to make contact”, says Detective Sergeant Sam Mercer.
Police are appealing for anyone with any information to phone Wellington Police on (04) 381 2000 or to provide information anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
News from NZ Police – November 6
A store attendant was attacked today in an attempted robbery in Bay Road, Kilbirnie.
Detective Sergeant Sam Mercer says “At around 3.00pm a man suffered a sustained attack.
“During the incident the victim defended himself, which resulted in an injury to the offender which left him bleeding.
“Police are following strong lines of inquiry and are appealing for any witnesses who might have seen the offender fleeing the area through the nearby Countdown supermarket car park to come forward”, says Detective Sergeant Mercer.
Police are appealing for anyone with any information to phone Wellington Police on (04) 381 2000 or provide information anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.