Police hunt for Jandal-wearing, knife-wielding man after Ngaruawahia robbery

Police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed a petrol station at knife point in Ngaruawahia. Photo / police.
Police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed a petrol station at knife point in Ngaruawahia. Photo / police.

A Jandal-wearing robber remains on the loose after holding up a Ngaruawahia service station at knifepoint.

Waikato Police have released CCTV images of the man they say stole cigarettes and cash from BP Ngaruawahia on September 12.

At 12.15am the man entered the Great South Rd petrol station and threatened female attendants with a knife.

Police said he then fled on foot, carrying a black sports bag containing cigarettes and cash.

"[He] was last seen heading in the direction of the Ellery St train tracks," police said.

Police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed a petrol station at knife point in Ngaruawahia. Photo / police
Police are searching for a man who allegedly robbed a petrol station at knife point in Ngaruawahia. Photo / police

The man is described as Maori, aged 17-25, of skinny or thin build, about 160 to 170cm tall, with tattooed hands.

He was wearing a dark grey long-sleeved hooded jersey, a black cap, a black short-sleeved fleece over the hooded jersey, black track pants, and black jandals.

"Police would like to hear from anyone who may have information that could lead to the identification of the offender.

"Anyone who recognises the description or has information about the robbery is asked to contact Ngaruawahia Police on (07) 824 8199, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

- NZ Herald

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