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Palmerston North Police are investigating two aggravated robberies at city supermarkets last night.
Detective Sergeant Ashley Gurney said: “In the first incident, at about 9:20pm a disguised offender has attempted to enter Countdown Supermarket in Kelvin Grove armed with a weapon.”
“A security guard has intervened and has then been struck by the offender using a sharp object, leaving the security guard with a small laceration.”
The offender ran from the supermarket and was seen getting into a dark two door motor vehicle.
At about 9:40pm a disguised offender entered Countdown Broadway and threatened staff there using a sharp object.
The offender obtained cash and exited the store. No person was injured.
“Police have launched enquiries into each matter and are looking for assistance from the public. We are seeking witnesses from each of the supermarkets and are not ruling out the possibility that the two matters are linked.
“We encourage anyone who has any information to contact the Palmerston North Police Station on 06 351 3600 or alternatively Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”