Armed Offenders Squad members and Napier police with a dog
team were conducting house to house searches for a man who
held up a Kiwibank/Postshop outlet in Marewa this morning.
Police said in a statement that the robbery occurred at 9am
when a man approached a staff member in the Kennedy Rd shop
with a firearm and demanded money. Some cash was handed over
and the man ran from the shop.
No one was harmed during the robbery, but shop staff were
Police say the robber was seen shortly after on a bicycle on
Douglas McLean Ave with another person, also on a bike.
Police have been combing the Marewa and Maraenui surburbs.
Members of the Armed Offenders Squad have been searching
houses in Maraenui after clothes apparently used in the
robbery were dumped in an empty house. The robber was wearing
red shorts, a black top and a black and white bandana over
Anyone with information about the robbery should contact
Hawke's Bay Police on 06 8310700.