Baseball bat attack on bus driver

Police are seeking witnesses to a Rotorua bus robbery last night

Police are seeking witnesses to the baseball bat attack on a Rotorua bus driver last night. The driver on the Owhata route was assaulted about 6pm.

The driver was assaulted with a baseball bat by the offender, who demanded the driver give him money.

The driver received only minor injuries and did not require medical attention, and the amount of cash taken was mostly small change.

The offender is described as male, medium build about 174cm tall. He was wearing a grey or dark hoodie with a black bandana under his eyes. He was wearing dark trousers and dark shoes.

Police are also looking to locate a coin box, similar to a small fishing tackle box, which was taken. The coin box is described as having a green base and handle, with a cream lid.

Police want to hear from anyone who may have seen the assault. Anyone who was in the area at the time is asked to contact Police, especially any passengers who may have been at the bus stop on the park side along Pohutukawa Drive.

Any information can be provided to Detective Constable Rob Hutchins on 07 348 0099.

Alternatively, information can also be reported to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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