Shop assistant foils would-be robber

Last updated 16:07 20/02/2013

Relevant offers

Hutt Valley

Triathlon setback for kids as bikes taken from locked shed Rubbish truck crashes into house in Lower Hutt Lower Hutt woman seriously injured after footpath assault Out and about with a helping hand A children's book with a difference told by Upper Hutt author Upper Hutt Summer Carnival set to deliver Locals call for action from police after helmet-wearing hoon crashes stockcar into fence Weather change bringing highlight to Wellington summer with lingering warmth into autumn Endangered eels focus of Hutt puppet parade Former ACT staffer Chris Milne more green than blue

A shop assistant who was confronted by a masked man with a gun was able to grab cash from the till and arm herself with a cricket bat.

The man, who had disguised his face with a black bandana, walked into the store in Petone yesterday afternoon and demanded cash, Detective Sergeant Christiaan Barnard said.

The lone shop assistant grabbed cash from the till and ran with the money into a back room where she armed herself with a cricket bat, he said. The man then ran from the dairy. It is unclear whether he took any money.

He was wearing a light grey hoodie and black pants. He had a dark coloured backpack with a red design on the front.

Anyone who saw suspicious activity on Hutt Rd or Richmond St about 2.30pm yesterday is asked to contact the Hutt Valley police on 04 560 2600 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Special offers
Opinion poll

How many coffees do you have a day?

5 or even more

3-4

2

1

Anything from 1-5.

Don't touch the stuff.

Vote Result

Related story: Coffee as we know it at risk of dying

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content