Police are continuing to appeal for information from the public after several thousand dollars in cash was stolen from a Nelson delivery vehicle.
A black backpack containing the cash was taken from the front seat of a Guyton's Fisheries truck parked at the rear entrance to Countdown Supermarket in Nelson about 10.15am on Tuesday.
The bag was taken from the truck while the driver was away from the vehicle making a delivery, and witnesses saw two men running away past the main entrance to Countdown towards St Vincent St. The suspects are described as Maori, about 16-18 years old, of slim build and both about 1.71m tall.
One was wearing a black beanie, a hoodie with camouflage patterns and track pants. He had short, straight hair flicked to one side. The second was wearing red skinny jeans and a mustard-coloured hoodie. He had short, straight hair.
Acting Senior Sergeant Blair Hall of Nelson Police said the pair would now have a substantial amount of cash.
"Someone in the community will know who they are," Mr Hall said.
Police are continuing their inquiries, and a spokesman said this morning that no progress had been made in catching the pair.
They are appealing to anyone in the area who saw people fitting this description to come forward.
Police would also like to speak to anyone who has information that may be relevant to this investigation.
Contact Nelson Police, Ph 546 3840. Anonymous information can be given by calling Crimestoppers Ph 0800 555 111.
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