A Wellington vet nurse has been left shaken but uninjured
after a man forced his way into a clinic and demanded drugs.
About 7pm yesterday a man barged into Vet Centre on Tasman
Street in suburban Mt Cook and forced a vet nurse to open the
safe where restricted drugs were kept.
The woman had closed the clinic for the day but returned to
get her phone which she had left behind, owner David Lloyd
"As she reopened the door unfortunately some guy decided to
jump in behind her and push her in through the door and
demand drugs off her."
The man, who was not armed, knew what he was looking for, Mr
"It was a pretty quick incident, so he got in and demanded
the drugs he wanted - he didn't get them all - but he was in
and out within a couple of minutes."
The nurse was left very shaken and upset following the
ordeal, Mr Lloyd said.
But she was able to pass on to police a clear description of
The clinic had been on Tasman Street for 50 years, and Mr
Lloyd said that in the seven years he had been there it had
never been robbed.
"We are gutted, [but] we're really happy that [for] the nurse
in question, it was over and done with without any violence
done to her."