14 Jan 2009

One person behind petrol station robberies - police

5:52 pm on 14 January 2009

Wellington police believe the same person could be responsible for two aggravated robberies at suburban service stations in the city on Wednesday.

The first robbery was at a Shell outlet in Constable Street, Newtown, at 5.20am. The second, just before 9am, was at a Caltex station in Broadway, near Wellington airport.

Police say that in both cases the offender lifted his shirt to show attendants what they believe was a tomahawk positioned across his waist.

Acting Detective Sergeant Andrew Compton says the offender is dark skinned and in his mid-20s.

He wore a black beanie and black cap, along with a red T-shirt and a long-sleeved grey jacket and baggy jeans.

He stole a total of scarcely $300.