Arrest after dairy owner threatened with knife

Last updated 15:51 25/02/2013

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Hawke's Bay police have arrested a man who allegedly threatened a dairy owner with a boning knife.

Detective Jeff Foley said a 24-year-old Napier man was today arrested in relation to the attempted robbery at the Creagh Street Store on the evening of February 14.

The man had walked into the shop armed with a boning knife.  He threatened the shop assistant and demanded money, but left empty-handed when the shop assistant refused to hand over the money.

The arrest was the result of assistance from members of the public following the publication of CCTV footage of the offender on the Hawke's Bay Police Facebook page and in local newspapers.

The boning knife used by the offender has also now been recovered by Police, as has the clothing worn by him at the time.

The man will appear in Napier District Court on Wednesday to face a charge of assault with intent to rob.

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