A New Plymouth bar was held up less than two hours into
Christmas day by armed robbers who then fled on a motorbike.
The Treehouse bar in New Plymouths' Devon Street West was
robbed around 1.15am this morning by two offenders wielding a
firearm and wearing dark clothes and helmets.
The bar had shut at midnight and staff had began to clean and
close up when the offenders entered.
New Plymouth police Detective Sergeant Brent Matuku said
staff were forced to hand over a sum of cash before the
offenders fled on a motorbike, travelling west on Devon
Street West heading towards the Blagdon Shops.
"Fortunately there has been no physical injury suffered by
staff, but they have been severely traumatised by the
Police are appealing for anyone who may have information that
could assist police to contact New Plymouth police on (06)