Police were able to arrest two males in connection with the
alleged attempted aggravated robbery of this Prince Albert
Rd dairy yesterday morning. Photo by Linda Robertson.
Police have praised the quick actions of a Dunedin dairy
owner, who helped thwart an alleged aggravated robbery
Police swooped on St Kilda about 9.30am, following a phone
call from the Sai Food Market shopkeeper who said two people
were acting suspiciously outside the Prince Albert Rd shop.
As a result, two males - a 19-year-old and 22-year-old - were
charged with the attempted aggravated robbery of the store.
Earlier, the man had locked the shop's door after he noticed
one of the men put a red cloth over his face and peer into
the premises. Detective Sergeant Brett Roberts said the
shopkeeper was able to watch the pair via CCTV, and within
minutes a dog handler had arrested the men.
A knife and clothing were also recovered nearby.
''The shopkeeper did everything correctly.
''He was suspicious, he locked the door so no access could be
made, and he rang 111 immediately and we were able to
dispatch patrol cars almost immediately.''
Det Sgt Roberts said the dairy, the target of robberies in
August and November, also had good quality interior and
exterior CCTV cameras. Anyone who saw the men at the front of
the shop was asked to contact Dunedin police on 471-4800.