16 Jul 2009

Two armed incidents overnight in Hamilton

9:15 pm on 16 July 2009

Police in Hamilton are investigating two separate robberies overnight, one involving a rifle and the other a gang with knives.

In the first, just before 10.30pm on Wednesday: two men entered a United Video store in Frankton with a rifle.

An employed was threatened by one while the other grabbed the till.

Both fled on foot towards Seddon Street. Police say the rifle appeared to have a telescopic sight and it would have been a distinctive item for someone to be seen carrying.

Meanwhile a group of people armed with knives forced their way into a house on Durham Street in Nawton at about 4am on Thursday.

They demanded cash and property being leaving in two separate vehicles.