Arrests made in Palmerston North armed robberies

Police have made two arrests in relation to two aggravated robberies. Photo / File
Police have made two arrests in relation to two aggravated robberies. Photo / File

Police have made two arrests in relation to two aggravated robberies in Palmerston North, but are still on the lookout for other offenders.

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in relation to an aggravated robbery at a The Butt Bucket tobacconists in Main St. He has been charged with a number of offences relating to the robbery, and offending which occurred hours before.

He appeared in the Palmerston North District Court today and has been remanded in custody.

A stolen vehicle used in the robbery has also been located but police continue to make inquiries to locate a co-offender.

Police have also made an arrest after a robbery at the Rewa Dairy on Botanical Rd at about 4pm on Thursday. Police executed a search warrant at a Palmerston North address near the dairy today and arrested a male.

He remains in custody to appear in the Youth Court on Monday.

"Police are very happy to resolve these incidents promptly and without incident," Detective Sergeant Dave Wishnowsky said.

"Assistance from the community has been gratefully received and led us to these great results. I hope that having these men in custody goes some way to helping the victims recover and ensure the general public feel safer."

- NZ Herald

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