Robbers on the run

A masked trio involved in the aggravated robbery of BP Moerewa are still on the run. Cash and cigarettes were taken in the robbery on Tuesday at 6.50am. The three, all dressed in black with their faces covered, went into the service station and took two tills with cash and cigarettes. Two of them were armed with weapons and the sole female station worker was threatened. She was not hurt but left shaken. Anyone with information should contact Detective Greg Johnson at Kaikohe police station on 094052960 or Crime stoppers 0800 555 111.

Cyclist hurt in collision

A female cyclist fell from her bike after a collision while negotiating the five-finger roundabout in Whangarei and suffered minor head injuries. The woman was taken to Whangarei Hospital in an ambulance and police were yet to speak to her. The incident happened about 9.30am but did not stop traffic. The woman was wearing a helmet.


Hopefuls get kid's-eye view

On Friday Whangarei's six mayoral candidates will be presented with the hopes of young people in the district. The candidates will then be asked to present their own visions of how they will respond to the needs and hopes children and young people have expressed.
The children and ''the Mayors'' meeting is from 1pm-3pm, at Manaia PHO, in Rust Ave.

Fugitive too slow

A 37-year-old man who paid for $80 worth of groceries and then stole three items worth $4.27 ran out of puff as he tried to flee pursuing shop workers. Police say the man had paid for most of the groceries but then tried take two bottles of body wash and chocolate about 1.40pm yesterday. When approached by staff he dumped his groceries and ran towards the central city. Officers on foot left the Whangarei station and quickly found the man who had run out of puff. He was taken back to Pak'n Save, paid the $4.27, given a warning and trespassed for two years.