CASE 3: Crime of the Week - Ngongotahā Bottle-O Aggravated Robbery, Rotorua

Back to Ten 7

CASE 3: Crime of the Week - Ngongotahā Bottle-O Aggravated Robbery, Rotorua

enlarge
  • CCTV footage of man with Axe in liquor shop
  • location of Bottle-O shop on map
  • satellite map view of robbery area

Ten 7, Episode

20
6th August 2020

Police in Rotorua are investigating an aggravated robbery in Ngongotahā.

At around 9:00PM on Friday 17th July, a male holding an axe has entered the Bottle-O on Ngongotahā Road in Rotorua. He went behind the counter, demanded money, and threatened the staff member who was working there alone that night. The victim opened the till and allowed the cash to be taken. The male has then also stolen a bottle of Jim Beam bourbon on his way out.

CCTV last shows the suspect turning down an alleyway next to the Bottle-O. The axe believed to have been used was located under a trailer in a yard right behind the store the following day.

The Bottle-O had excellent CCTV security cameras, and though the male has covered his face, we get a really clear look at his eyes and what he was wearing.  

Police believe this is a young man who has chosen to go down the wrong path and we need your help to get him back on the right track. If you know who he is or have any information regarding this aggravated robbery, contact Rotorua Police