Manawatu Countdown supermarkets are reviewing their security
measures after three stores were targeted within a week by
In the latest incident a disguised man, armed with a hammer
robbed a Feilding store of cash about 9.45pm yesterday.
He was wearing a plain blue hoodie over his head and a scarf
or bandana across his face.
After the robbery, the man fled towards Bailey and Denbigh
streets, acting Detective Senior Sergeant David Thompson
"No one was hurt during the robbery but staff members were
clearly shaken with what had occurred."
The man was described as light skinned, thin build and about
"This robbery is now the third that has occurred in the last
few days where Countdown supermarkets have been targeted," Mr
Countdown is reviewing security at their stores and is
increasing security as a result of these recent robberies.
Detective Shane Brown of Feilding police said on Sunday a
person attempted to rob a Palmerston North Countdown with an
"edged weapon" like a knife, but ran from the scene after
being confronted by a security guard.
"And then they went straight to the next one in Palmerston
North and they had the same weapon with them, and they were
successful with that (robbery), he said.
Police want to speak with anyone who was in the Feilding
Countdown last night and who may have seen the robber run
from the scene.