Tauranga shop owner robbed at knifepoint

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11.02am: The owner of the Mags, Cards and Lotto shop says he was robbed by a man with a knife this morning.

Talking to the Bay of Plenty Times, the owner of three years said the man took his till and made him empty the safe.

Police search for an offender after a shop was robbed on Cameron Rd. PHOTO/JOHN BORREN
Police search for an offender after a shop was robbed on Cameron Rd. PHOTO/JOHN BORREN

10.39am: The owner of the Mags, Cards and Lotto shop ran into the neighbouring St Vincent de Paul this morning and said "I've been robbed", a witness told the Bay of Plenty Times.

"He rushed in and said 'I've been robbed!'".

A police spokesperson said a Cameron Rd dairy was robbed shortly before 10am.

An officer at the scene confirmed to a Bay of Plenty Times reporter it was the Mags, Cards and Lotto shop between 16th and 17th Ave.


10.01am: Police are swarming Tauranga this morning looking for an offender after a Cameron Rd dairy was robbed.

A number of police are in the 16th and 17th Ave area looking for the offender.

A police spokesperson said the robbed dairy had been secured and the public were not allowed near.

Police are parked outside the Mags, Cards and Lotto shop.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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