14 Oct 2012

Tokoroa dairy owners robbed at gunpoint

10:07 pm on 14 October 2012

A couple who own a dairy in Tokoroa were robbed at gunpoint on Saturday before being forced to withdraw money from an ATM during a 40 minute ordeal.

Police say shortly after 10pm a man forced one of the owners from her car and back inside the Amber Dairy on Bridge Street.

After stealing the day's takings the robber forced the woman and her partner to drive him around Tokoroa while he counted the cash.

He then forced the pair to make a withdrawal from an ATM machine on Bridge Street, before ordering them to return to the diary to get more money.

Police won't say how much money was taken.

The couple's ordeal ended when the man made them drop him off on State Highway One near the Mobil Service Station.

The couple were unhurt in the robbery.

Police say the robber was possibly a Maori or Pacific Islander, aged between 20 and 25 of a medium build and about 180 centimetres tall.