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Police investigate aggravated robbery of Upper Hutt pharmacy

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Offender in Queen Street Pharmacy, Upper Hutt

Attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Tim Leitch: 
Police are investigating the aggravated robbery of the Queen Street Pharmacy in Upper Hutt on Sunday 7 October. 
A man entered the store’s Andrews Lane entrance at 7.10pm and confronted the two employees with a large knife. 
The man threatened the employees and demanded prescription medications. 
After receiving a quantity of drugs he ran from the shop, back out on to Andrews Lane. He was last seen heading towards King Street. 
Fortunately nobody was injured in the robbery but the pharmacy employees were understandably very frightened and shaken by the incident. 
The offender is described as having olive skin and was around 5’8 – 5’11. He was wearing a red jacket, dark pants, sneakers and black ski gloves.  He was also wearing a dark beanie, sunglasses and a white scarf across his face, and carrying a large kitchen-style knife with a blade approximately 25 cm long. 
Police are extremely concerned about the behaviour of this offender and want to hear from anyone that can help us identify and locate him. 
If you think you may have seen this man in the Upper Hutt area around the time of the robbery, or you saw anything suspicious in the Queen Street/King Street area, please call Lower Hutt Police on 04 560 2600 as soon as possible.
Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Issued by Police Media Centre. 

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