Man sought after dairy robbery

NICOLE MATHEWSON
Last updated 15:36 03/06/2014
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WANTED: Police are appealing to the public for information regarding the identity of this man.

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A disguised man threatened the owner of a Christchurch dairy with a knife before fleeing with cash from the shop's register. 

The incident happened at the Wycola Dairy in Hei Hei about 7.50pm on Saturday.

Detective Sergeant Grant Collins said a man entered the dairy and threatened the shop owner with a knife. 

The offender forced the owner to hand over money from the cash register, then fled on foot towards the nearby intersection of Wycola Ave and Manurere St. 

The shop owner was shaken, but not injured.

Collins said it was believed a car might have been waiting nearby for the offender.

The man was described as being of Maori or Pacific Island descent, aged in his early 20s and about 180cm (6ft) tall.

Collins said the man was disguised with what appeared to be a black beanie and black scarf under the hood of a sweatshirt.

The man had also been wearing black gloves and carrying a satchel-type bag over his shoulder.

Anyone with information is asked to call Christchurch police on 03 363 7400, or can provide information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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