21 Jan 2011

Shotgun fired during struggle in Hamilton dairy

7:15 am on 21 January 2011

A sawn-off shotgun was fired into the floor during a struggle between a dairy owner in Hamilton and a robber on Thursday night.

Police say the dairy owner tried to wrestle the gun from the robber and it was nearly a tragedy.

The incident happened at a dairy in the suburb of Claudelands shortly before 9pm.

Two robbers were involved. They took cigarettes before they fled.