Three people have been arrested and charged over an aggravated robbery at a Palmerston North dairy earlier this month.

Police are still looking for two more of the offenders involved in the violent robbery at the Rangiora Mini Mart on May 1, acting area commander Dave White said.

A group of people entered the dairy and allegedly assaulted the staff member before fleeing with cash and cigarettes.

Two males, aged 19 and 17, will appear in the Palmerston North District Court on Saturday, while the third offender will appear in the Youth Court.


Police are providing support for the victim, as well as visiting local dairies to provide crime prevention advice, White said.

Anyone who may have information that could assist Police in locating the other two offenders is asked to contact Palmerston North Police on 06 351 3600.

Alternatively information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.