Knifepoint robbery at Bridge Dairy

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THE Bridge Dairy in Roebuck Road was robbed at knifepoint mid-morning yesterday and police have appealed for information from the public to help catch the male offender.

Police said a man entered the shop, near the Roebuck Road bridge, at 10.30am.

“He threatened the female shopkeeper with a knife and demanded she hand over cash from the till,” said Detective Sergeant Danny Kirk.

“When she refused, the man jumped the counter and grabbed a quantity of cigarettes from the cabinet behind the counter.

“Then he jumped back over again and ran off.”

Detective Sergeant Kirk said the man ran across Roebuck Road towards the Botanical Gardens.

“We were unable to put a dog team on his track because the robbery was not reported to us until later in the morning.

“We would like to hear from anyone who was in the Roebuck Road area, or the Botanical Gardens, at the time this incident happened.”

The woman in the shop was not injured in the incident.

“But she was very worried by what happened. She said she felt really lucky that she had not been injured in the robbery.”

The man police want to catch up with was described as a male Maori or Pacific Islander.

“He was wearing black track suit pants, a light grey-coloured hooded jersey, had black socks on and was wearing black gloves.

“Anyone with information about this matter can contact Gisborne police on 06 869 0200 or use the Crimestoppers number to do so anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

THE Bridge Dairy in Roebuck Road was robbed at knifepoint mid-morning yesterday and police have appealed for information from the public to help catch the male offender.

Police said a man entered the shop, near the Roebuck Road bridge, at 10.30am.

“He threatened the female shopkeeper with a knife and demanded she hand over cash from the till,” said Detective Sergeant Danny Kirk.

“When she refused, the man jumped the counter and grabbed a quantity of cigarettes from the cabinet behind the counter.

“Then he jumped back over again and ran off.”

Detective Sergeant Kirk said the man ran across Roebuck Road towards the Botanical Gardens.

“We were unable to put a dog team on his track because the robbery was not reported to us until later in the morning.

“We would like to hear from anyone who was in the Roebuck Road area, or the Botanical Gardens, at the time this incident happened.”

The woman in the shop was not injured in the incident.

“But she was very worried by what happened. She said she felt really lucky that she had not been injured in the robbery.”

The man police want to catch up with was described as a male Maori or Pacific Islander.

“He was wearing black track suit pants, a light grey-coloured hooded jersey, had black socks on and was wearing black gloves.

“Anyone with information about this matter can contact Gisborne police on 06 869 0200 or use the Crimestoppers number to do so anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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