17-year-old arrested for stealing cash box from driver of Valley Flyer bus

News from NZ Police
Police in the Hutt Valley today arrested and charged a 17 year old local man with the robbery of a Valley Flyer bus in Upper Hutt on Friday.

He was to appear in the Hutt Valley District Court today.

Detective Sergeant Richard Orr would like to thank members of the local community for the assistance provided which resulted in an early arrest.

News from NZ Police – March 15
The driver of a Valley Flyer bus was robbed in Upper Hutt last night. At about 10.00pm a man boarded a Valley Flyer bus at the stop just prior to the Rimutaka Tavern on Fergusson Drive. The bus was travelling on route 110 to Gemstone Drive in Upper Hutt.

The only other passengers were a male and female who got off the bus shortly after.

A woman boarded the bus just prior to Pokaka Street and exited on Gemstone Drive.

As the bus came to the end of its route on Gemstone Drive near State Highway 2, the offender approached the woman driver, shoulder charging her before running off with her cash box.

He is described as male Maori or Polynesian aged in his mid 20s, approximately 170cms, slim build with short dark hair. He was wearing a black sweat shirt, black pants and pulled a red bandana up over his face.

The cash box is black metal, 40cms by 20cms with a handle and a piece of tape with the number 44 written on the top.

Hutt Valley Police would like to hear from the other passengers who were on this bus, anyone who has seen the cash box or who recognises or knows the offenders identity .

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Richard Orr on 04 5272374 or phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111


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