Armed robbery at BOP petrol station

CCTV images released by police with the aim of identifying the alleged offender. Photos: NZ Police.

Police are turning to the public to help them locate a person who allegedly robbed a Bay of Plenty petrol station at knife-point.

Around 1am on Saturday, November 20, a person entered Caltex Whakatane on Commerce Street holding a knife, says Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Wilson.

“The person jumped over the counter and demanded cigarettes and cash, threatening the sole attendant working.

“At one point a scuffle broke out between the alleged offender and attendant, during which the attendant sustained a small cut to his finger.

“As part of our inquiries we are looking to identify the person pictured, who wore a grey face mask with a teeth design printed on it, and a distinctive puffer hoodie.

“We are confident someone in our community can identify this individual.”

If you have any information which may help Police, please get in touch on 105 and quote file number 211120/8158.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.


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