Police pin hopes on public cameras

By Sam Hurley

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A search for a suspect who police believe burgled a Havelock North dairy last weekend continues. Police say that last Saturday two youths, believed to be 15 or 16 years old, waited for the Roundabout Dairy shopkeeper to go to the back of the Te Mata Rd store before making off with the till, containing about $500.

The main offender had run into the store and snatched the till from off a glass cabinet.

Constable Ben Howat said: "We have literally had no one come forward, which isn't surprising really considering there weren't a lot of people around at the time.

"He would have told someone about it - we were lucky it was just a snatch and grab," he said. "The worry now is that he will think he's got away with this and will start getting a bit big for his boots and brazen and do it more regularly.

"We are appealing to anyone in the area who saw anything suspicious. A couple of small bits of information can turn into a big piece of information really quickly."

The two are believed to have made off through the St Luke's Anglican Church grounds on to Campbell St.

Police continue to appeal to anyone who may have seen the incident to contact them.

- HAWKES BAY TODAY

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