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.Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post