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Two arrested following Eden Terrace aggravated robbery

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Two people have been arrested following an aggravated robbery in Eden Terrace in May.

Detective Senior Sergeant John De Heer, Auckland City Police, says Police executed four search warrants on Thursday at addresses in the city, Mt Eden, Albany and Belmont in relation to an aggravated robbery at Edinburgh Castle Bar and Restaurant on 21 May.

Police were called to the premises at around 11.30am following a report of offenders entering the building, one armed with a knife.

“One offender has presented the knife at the victim and made demands for money,” Detective Senior Sergeant De Heer says.

“The victim was unharmed and the offenders have fled the scene with an amount of cash.”

He says Police have since followed a number of positive lines of enquiry, including CCTV, which has led to two arrests.

“We are pleased to have been able to make arrests in this matter, and hope it brings reassurance to the wider community.

“Police are continuing to look for a further offender and are continuing to follow a number of positive lines of enquiry.

“We are working hard to identify this person and hold them to account.”

A 38-year-old male will appear in Auckland District Court later this month.

A 41-year-old male charged with committing burglary with a weapon will also appear in Auckland District Court later this month.


Holly McKay/NZ Police