28 Apr 2009

Robber disarmed in Tokoroa

6:09 am on 28 April 2009

A masked man was disarmed and fired at with his own gun when trying to rob a Chinese takeaway shop in Tokoroa on Monday night.

The man entered the premises and demanded money at about 9.50pm. However, the owner resisted.

Police say a number of shots were fired and the offender may have been wounded before he fled on foot in the direction of Balmoral Drive.

The scene was guarded overnight.