Robbery four to reappear in court

By Mike Barrington

Police on the scene of the aggravated robbery.
Police on the scene of the aggravated robbery.

Four young people who appeared in the Whangarei District Court on Saturday charged with the aggravated robbery of the Gull service station at Raumanga (pictured) were remanded in custody to reappear in court today.

Whangarei police Detective Senior Sergeant Dene Begbie said the four accused were aged 16, 17, 19 and 20.

It was reported last week that a Gull service station worker was knocked to the ground and had a knife held to his throat during the robbery on December 30 involving three men armed with knives and a female accomplice. Demands were made for staff to open the tills, and cash and cigarettes were taken before the four fled on foot. The maximum sentence for aggravated robbery is 14 years' jail.

- NORTHERN ADVOCATE

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