11 Oct 2016

Robbery with knife and gun prompts manhunt

12:04 am on 11 October 2016

Police are searching for four people involved in an armed robbery in Lower Hutt tonight.

The Lower Hutt store owners in the suburb of Taita were threatened with a sawn-off shotgun and knife just before 9pm, police said.

No-one was injured but a till was taken during the robbery.

They said the robbery involved a blue 1995-model BMW with the number plate BRE645, and four people were in the car.

The four are then believed to have left the Taita Drive store in a blue BMW.

Police said anyone who saw the car should call them immediately by phoning 111.