Firearm used in liquor store robbery

The Paengaroa Liquor Store was held up with a firearm at 8pm on Sunday. File photo.

A shopkeeper was assaulted during an aggravated robbery at a bottle shop on Sunday.

The Paengaroa Liquor Store was held up by offenders in possession of a shotgun at around 8pm.

A police spokesperson says limited information is available at this time, due to the investigation being ongoing.

“Anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident and who may have witnessed suspicious behaviour are urged to contact Tauranga Police.”

Early yesterday morning the Caltex station at Tauriko was ram-raided by thieves, one armed with a knife, who stole cigarettes and cash.

Last Friday a thief also used a knife in the robbery of Te Puke Noodle and Fish on Jellicoe Street.

A series of dairy robberies, often with the offenders being armed, have also shaken Tauranga in the past couple of weeks, with a new incident seemingly reported every day for a short period.



2 Comments

OH, and I assume that the firearm

Posted on 18-05-2017 23:50 | By The Caveman

Is owned by a fully licensed firearm owner ??? The Police spend THOUSANDS of hours and dollars checking on registered gun owners, but it seems that the REAL problems are with the un-licensed OWNERS (sorry gang members etc).

Very suspicious ..

Posted on 18-05-2017 09:24 | By Linaire

Another armed robbery ... I wonder if these are all somehow linked? because never before has Tauranga had so many armed robberies, let alone in the space of a few weeks! Very frightening for the shopkeepers involved.

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