Arrest made following Petone TAB robbery

Petone TAB, where the aggravated robbery took place in June.
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Petone TAB, where the aggravated robbery took place in June.

Police have arrested a 36-year-old man in Whakatane in connection with the robbery of the Petone TAB in June.

An offender entered the TAB in Jackson St shortly before 8pm on June 21, armed with a knife, and stole cash.

The arrested man is also accused of a robbery in Palmerston North on  August 18, in which a woman was approached in a service lane and her handbag was forcibly taken from her.

The man will face charges of aggravated robbery, unlawfully taking a motor vehicle, male assaults female and theft at the Whakatane District Court.

READ MORE: Bystander gets arm slashed after trying to stop Petone aggravated robbery 

The man is due tp appear in court in Whakatane on Wednesday.

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