17 Feb 2013

Man arrested after attempted robbery

12:32 pm on 17 February 2013

A man is under arrest after an attempted robbery at a store in Hamilton.

Police said he entered the store on Peachgrove Road just after 4pm on Saturday, pointed a pistol at the shop owner and demanded money.

But the owner called police and escaped from the store.

He is charged with assault with intent to rob and will appear in Hamilton District Court on Monday.