Hamilton police hunt men after armed robberies
Police are hunting for two armed men who have robbed three stores and threatened workers in Hamilton.
The men were armed, one with a pistol and the other a crescent - a weapon with a sharp, curved blade - when they threatened two shopkeepers at the Tuhikaramea Superette, about 8.10pm yesterday. They demanded cash and cigarettes before leaving with both.
The pair then smashed the front window of a TAB on King St, Hamilton about 10.25pm. They threatened a staff member with a pistol, demanding access to the safe and were able to get away with a small amount of cash and other items.
Police say the men also threatened a shopkeeper at the Super Liquor Lyndon Court, Chartwell about 8.15pm on Thursday.
They took cash from the till and alcohol before running to Rossister Place where police believe a getaway car was waiting for them.
The men were wearing similar clothing in all three incidents and made little or no attempt to disguise themselves.
Police are appealing for help in identifying the men and have warned they should not be approached.
Anyone with information was urged to contact Acting Detective Sergeant Andrew Mortimore on (07) 858 6200 or to contact Crimestopper anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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