Manawatu Police arrest two men for Foxton aggravated robbery

Manawatu Police arrest two men for Foxton aggravated robbery

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Manawatu Police have arrested and charged two men today for the aggravated robbery of a man in his 50s.

Detective Sergeant Philip Skoglund says that following further enquiries, a quantity of methamphetamine has also been found.

The man was robbed of his car in the early hours of Sunday 17 September, 2017 shortly after midnight on the corner of Queen Street and Seabury Avenue, Foxton Beach.

The stolen car was found by Police later that day.

There was approximately $1500 worth of personal property inside the car when it was taken. This property is still missing.

Following the recovery of the car, Police made further enquiries and a search warrant was executed at an address of interest.

“While we were working to find the stolen property, we located 40 grams of methamphetamine at the address,” says Detective Sergeant Skoglund. 

“The man’s property remains outstanding but we’ve been able to hold two people to account for this incident and prevented the circulation of this harmful drug in the Foxton community.”

Two male offenders, aged 43 and 30 years old, were arrested today.

They will appear in Levin District Court this afternoon, charged with aggravated robbery. The 30-year-old is also charged with possession of methamphetamine for supply.

The victim’s car was returned and he is receiving ongoing support.

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident or with information on criminal offending in our community is asked to contact Police in confidence. 

Those seeking help with alcohol or drug-related addiction issues are advised to contact the confidential Alcohol Drug Helpline, free of charge, on 0800 787 797. 

ENDS

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