Aggravated robbery at Ashburton Hotel

Aggravated robbery at Ashburton Hotel

Canterbury

Please attribute to Detective Inspector Darryl Sweeney:

Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Ashburton Hotel on Racecourse Road around 11:20pm last night.

A lone male entered the premises and fired a shot before taking a sum of cash.

There were approximately 4-5 people inside the hotel at the time, fortunately nobody was injured.

The scene was closed down overnight and will be subject to a full scene examination today by Ashburton Police.

ENDS

Issued by Police Media Centre