28 Dec 2016

Arrest after Wellington knife-point robbery

9:09 am on 28 December 2016

A 24-year-old man has been arrested after a knifepoint robbery at a Wellington petrol station.

A knife was brandished and money demanded at the Z petrol station in the suburb of Tawa shortly after 8pm yesterday, police said

Detectives said the robber fled the scene with a small amount of cash and cigarettes.

A man was found at a house in Porirua about midnight, and arrested.

He was charged with aggravated robbery and will appear in the Porirua District Court this morning.