Whanganui police say they are following positive leads in
their investigation into the aggravated robbery of the St
John Four Square Supermarket.
The supermarket manager said he will never forget the
incident, in which the armed robber whose face was covered
with a cloth ran into the Great North Rd store and demanded
money on November 18.
The robber pointed a long-barrelled weapon at the manager and
told him to empty the till. As he was emptying the till, the
robber moved behind the counter next to the manager and
thrust the barrel of the weapon into his stomach.
The offender is described as a male of medium build and about
1.73m (5ft 7in) to 1.76m (5ft 8in) tall, wearing dark
clothing. He fled the shop and got into a small white
hatchback, similar to a Mazda Familia or Toyota Corolla, that
was parked in St Leonard St near the store.
Police were still looking for the person responsible for
stabbing a 16-year-old in the face with a screwdriver on
November 21 in Wanganui.
The assault on Manutahi Edwards happened about 7pm, on the
corner of Keith and Glasgow Sts.
The stabbing was so violent it had pushed a piece of bone up
into the part of the brain that controls breathing,
swallowing and blood temperature. The teenager is in
Wellington Hospital's Intensive Care Unit where he will
remain over Christmas.
The police have spoken to all the people who witnessed the
- By the Wanganui Chronicle