Whangarei police hunt for armed robbers

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Whangarei police are currently searching for two men after the armed robbery of a security van in centre of the city today.

Police said a security van guard was confronted with a man with a gun outside a Bank Street building at about 2.30pm today.

The man managed to get a sum of money and then left the scene in a car driven by another offender.

The vehicle was located by police an hour later on Raumanga Heights Drive.

The two men are still at large.

Police would like anyone who may have seen the vehicle around the Whangärei area between 7.45am and 3.30pm today to contact them on (09) 430 4500.

The vehicle is described as a black 1999 Subaru Forrester and is believed to have been stolen.

Did you see anything? Contact the Advocate here.

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