25 Oct 2013

18-year-old arrested over shop robbery

4:50 pm on 25 October 2013

An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an aggravated robbery in the small eastern Waikato settlement of Kerepehi.

Police say two men entered a dairy armed with a shotgun just after 7am on Friday and took cash, tobacco and cigarettes.

They say the green car the pair fled in matched the description of a vehicle known to police. The armed offenders squad was called out and a Paeroa property was cordoned off a short time later.

People at the address are being questioned.

Police say local officers' knowledge and timely and accurate information through the 111 system helped to identify possible suspects speedily.