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Man with pistol tries to rob dairy

News from NZ Police
A man with a pistol tried to rob the Subway Dairy in Hawera yesterday. He pointed the pistol at the shopkeeper and demanded money.

Detective Paul Davison of the Hawera CIB says: “He entered the dairy at about 6:50pm. He wore dark sunglasses and a dark coloured beanie that was pulled down to his eyes.”

The man left the dairy without obtaining anything and ran on to South Road. It is not known if he had a vehicle or anyone helping him.

He is described as European or a light skinned Maori, late teens to early 20s with a moustache, and approximately 6 feet tall. He was wearing dark clothing, gloves, and sneakers.

“This is a nasty crime and the Hawera community needs this offender to be identified and arrested as soon as possible. If anyone has any information about the man or saw any suspicious activity around the South Road area between 6:30pm to 7pm please contact police immediately,” says Detective Davison.

The shopkeeper was not injured but was shaken and is being supported by family and police.

CCTV footage is being analysed.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Davison on (06) 278 0260. Alternatively information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.