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Man attempts to rob Mount dairy with a knife

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A dairy on Oceanbeach Road, Mount Maunganui has faced an attempted robbery at knife point this morning.

Police were called after a man demanded a packet of cigarettes from a dairy, armed with some sort of small knife, a police spokesperson says.

“Police located the man a short distance away and took him into custody.”

The 34-year-old man is scheduled to appear in Tauranga District Court on Monday charged with assault with intent to rob.

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This is just sad.

Posted on 14-03-2020 14:09 | By morepork

I don’t believe he is a REAL criminal; I do believe his thought processes were affected by a craving that he obviously needs help to overcome. He didn’t harm anyone (although it was probably unsettling for the staff) and it is unlikely that ever intended to harm anyone. Although we can’t have people behaving like this, I think what he neds is help, rather than punishment.