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Man arrested in Paraparaumu after robbery (with axe) in Napier

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A man was arrested in Kāpiti this morning in relation to the aggravated robbery of a Napier retail premise yesterday afternoon.

Police were notified just before 2pm yesterday of a robbery at a shop on Gloucester Street, Greenmeadows.

A man allegedly entered the store holding an axe and threatened staff before taking a quantity of cash and cigarettes. He fled the scene prior to Police arrival.

No one was injured in the incident.

A 32-year-old man was located at a Paraparaumu address early this morning and is due to appear in the Porirua District Court today facing charges of aggravated robbery and breaching conditions.

Police are continuing to investigate the robbery and are seeking information from the public which may assist. Anyone who was in the Gloucester St area yesterday and saw anything suspicious, or has any other information, is asked to get in touch by calling 105 and quoting file number 211011/8890.

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