Wednesday, 11 February 2009 - 2:28pm |
National News

Arrest in Il Bordello armed robbery

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A 28-year-old former Wanganui man will appear in the Wellington District Court this afternoon charged with Sunday night's armed robbery to the Il Bordello nightspot situated in Vivian Street, Wellington.

Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Borrell, Wellington CIB, said the man was arrested at an apartment in Mount Cook late last night.

The arrest came as result of a joint CIB and Armed Offenders Squad operation. Police found the man inside the apartment complex and he was arrested as he tried to run from the building.

He also faces several other unrelated serious domestic violence charges against a female victim including kidnapping and threats where a firearm was also presented.

Detective Senior Sergeant Borrell said police have recovered an amount of cash and are still actively looking for the firearm used in these incidents.

He said the arrest was as result of coordinated inquiries by both Wellington and Wanganui police along with assistance and information from members of the public.


released by:

Kaye Calder

Wellington Police District communications manager

Tel 04 496 3464