Cash taken in Tauranga armed robbery

Police would like to speak with this man in relation to an armed robbery of a Tauranga service station.

Two men armed with a large kitchen knife robbed a Tauranga petrol station overnight.

At about 3.50am, two men entered the premises on the corner of 15th Ave and Mayfair St, Tauranga, says Detective Sergeant Darryl Brazier.

"One of these men has approached the sole employee and produced a large knife and subsequently demanded money and cigarettes.

"Both of the men then left the premises a short time later, with an as yet undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes."

One of the men was dressed in dark clothing and had his face covered.

The other man was wearing a grey hoody, black long pants and white Adidas shoes.

The grey hoody had the word ‘Puma' in white letters on the left side of the chest.

"This man was also wearing a dark beanie on his head under the hoody," says Darryl.

Police would like to speak with both of these men but in particular the man shown in the attached photograph.

"We would like to hear from anyone who knows this person.

"Police would also like to speak with anyone who may have been in the area at the time of this robbery and who may have seen these two males in or around the Z service station."

The service station employee was not harmed but is traumatised as a result of this robbery, and is receiving support.

If you can help, please call Tauranga Police on 07 577 4300, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Very intelligent crooks !

Posted on 16-04-2017 09:41 | By Papamoaner

Excellent descriptions. They'll be snapped by police alright. Won't be long.I've often wondered if double doors would help, so they can be locked inside the alcove as they leave, until police arrive.

@ missusmck

Posted on 16-04-2017 08:40 | By astex

All is revealed by your comment. The crims are not to blame for the trauma or injury suffered by the employee. It is the OWNERS FAULT?


Posted on 15-04-2017 15:23 | By kinakat

What!To lazy to get a job stealings easiest. And to lazy to even cover up his friggin face what a pair of douchbags.

staff safety??

Posted on 15-04-2017 14:46 | By missusmck

I know that z have an open door policy but they obviously think that profits take precedence over staff safety? this has left an employee traumatised and he is receiving help. what about the trauma his family would have to endure if he was killed or any of their employeesfor that matter?

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