CASE 3: Crime of the Week - Napier South Attempted Aggravated Robbery

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CASE 3: Crime of the Week - Napier South Attempted Aggravated Robbery

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  • CASE 3: Crime of the Week - Napier South Attempted Aggravated Robbery
  • CASE 3: Crime of the Week - Napier South Attempted Aggravated Robbery
  • CASE 3: Crime of the Week - Napier South Attempted Aggravated Robbery
  • CASE 3: Crime of the Week - Napier South Attempted Aggravated Robbery
  • CASE 3: Crime of the Week - Napier South Attempted Aggravated Robbery
  • CASE 3: Crime of the Week - Napier South Attempted Aggravated Robbery

Ten 7, Episode

38
4th November 2021

Police are investigating an attempted aggravated robbery that occurred at a Napier store in August.

On Monday 9th August at about 7.50pm, three suspects entered the store, carrying distinctive weapons.

The suspects arrived in a dark blue Mazda Demio, and sprinted into the shop. The shop owner retreated into the back of the shop, and one of the suspects jumped onto the counter in an attempt to access the cigarette cabinet. The shop owner picked up a stick and activated the fog cannon, which deterred the suspects, who then ran out of the store and left in the same Mazda Demio.

While the suspects' faces are covered in the CCTV footage, they are wearing distinctive clothing and carrying distinctive weapons.

The first suspect is described as:

  • Wearing a dark hoodie, black bandana, and a bumbag with a white "O" logo
  • Holding a distinctive axe with a metal head and handle

The second suspect is described as:

  • Wearing a blue hoodie with a Reebok logo
  • Holding a red and blue nylon bag

The third suspect is described as:

  • Wearing a dark jacket with possibly the Umbro logo on the side
  • Holding a hammer, possibly with orange on the handle

The suspects were travelling in a dark blue 2003 Mazda Demio stolen from Scully Crescent between the hours of 6.30pm and the time of the robbery. The vehicle was located by Police on Mason Avenue at 9.30pm.

Police are appealing for sightings of the vehicle between those times, as it could hold the key to finding those responsible for the frightening incident. Police would also like to hear from anyone who has any information, or recognises the people and weapons involved.