Police investigating aggravated robbery in Huntly

Police investigating aggravated robbery in Huntly

Do you know who these men are?
Waikato

Please attribute to Detective Constable Julie Cowley, Huntly CIB:

Police are appealing for information following the aggravated robbery of the McGinty’s Turf Bar in Huntly on Saturday night, September 2nd.

Around 9pm, two offenders approached a staff member who was outside the bar locking up.

They threatened her and forced her to open the store. Both offenders were carrying knives.

Once inside, the offenders demanded that she open the safe and took money from it.

They then took her car keys and locked her in the storeroom.

The victim's vehicle, a silver 2002 Toyota Allion Saloon, was parked on Main Street, near the bar entrance. The offenders took the car and travelled north towards State Highway One.

Police recovered the vehicle on Ralphs Road around 8:30am the next day.

Police have obtained CCTV footage (picture attached) of the two men believed to be involved in the robbery outside the Fruit King and Kbeez Fruit shops on Main Street just twenty minutes prior to the robbery.

In the footage, one of the men is wearing a white mask, dark coloured bum bag, dark hooded sweatshirt with a dark coloured t-shirt over top of it, dark pants and dark shoes with white soles and a white printed emblem on the heel area. He is of larger build.

The second man is of smaller build and was wearing a dark coloured mask, blue hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and similar shoes.

Anyone who believes they may seen these offenders or knows who they are is asked to contact Huntly Police on 07 828 7560 or give information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please don't hesistate to contact us if you are able to assist with this investigation. 

This has been a harrowing experience for the victim, who is receiving ongoing support, and we are determined to find the men responsible and hold them to account.

ENDS

Issued by Police Media Centre