21 Jun 2011

Violent armed robbery in Dunedin

5:57 am on 21 June 2011

Dunedin police are investigating a violent, armed robbery of a dairy early on Monday morning that left two people injured.

Police say two heavily disguised people arrived at the Regent Night and Day store in a stolen Subaru station wagon at 12.45am.

One of the pair knocked a bystander outside unconscious, then both attacked an employee and left with cash and cigarettes.

Police say one of the two was armed with a pistol while the other had a large kitchen knife.

Officers are asking for anyone who saw the incident to come forward.