At about 2am this morning, 25 February a man entered the Z service station in Waiuku, presented what was described as a silver handgun at the staff member and asked for pies.
The man was described as approximately 30yrs, wearing pajama pants and no top. He had tattoos on his chest and arms.
He then left in a ute.
The attendant phoned Police, and Police arrived to assist. The victim was shaken but not hurt. The informant gave a good description of the offender and the vehicle. Using the Eagle helicopter, Police were able to locate the ute at a nearby address.
The offender was arrested at that address without issue and the man, aged 32, of a Waiuku address was charged with Aggravated Robbery. He will appear in court at a later date.