Three young children were ordered to sit on the floor and
keep quiet by armed men who robbed a Rotorua dairy on
Two men went into Jerams' Superette at 3pm and threatened the
owner with an axe, while a third went out to the back of the
People who were in the shop, including three young children,
were ordered to sit on the floor and be quiet.
The robbers made off with cash and personal jewellery.
The dairy owner said the shop had been robbed several times,
and in 1990 he was left in serious condition after an armed
assailant attacked him with a hammer.
Just one day after Saturday's robbery, a balaclava-clad man
stole cash from the till of St Andrews Superette in Rotorua
Police believed the two robberies were linked and were
seeking to hear from anyone who may have seen a silver Mazda
Familia being abandoned, or witnessed suspicious activity in
the area on Saturday afternoon.
Anyone with information can contact Rotorua Police on 07 348
0099 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.