Two youths arrested for robbery at Napier supermarket

Two youths arrested for robbery at Napier supermarket


Please attribute to Detective Sergeant Darren Pritchard:

Two 16-year-olds will appear in the Hastings District Court tomorrow following a brazen robbery at a Napier supermarket this evening.

At approximately 5.45pm tonight the youths were seen acting suspiciously outside the Green Meadows Four Square in Gloucester Street. 

A concerned witness called Police, who arrived quickly, and in time to see the offenders running from the store. Both youths, a male and a female, had presented weapons during the robbery. 

The pair were tracked by a Police dog and handler and apprehended nearby.

This crime has left a customer badly shaken but physically unhurt.

The outcome is a direct result from outstanding assistance from the public that allowed prompt Police attendance and the apprehension of those responsible. We are truly grateful for this help.


Issued by Police Media Centre