A 25-year-old Australian man will appear in the Queenstown
District Court following a robbery in the resort.
Constable Melanie Allen, of Queenstown, said the male victim
was walking home when he was approached from behind near the
Robins Rd car park at 2.39am.
The suspect is accused of grabbing the victim by his shirt,
ripping it, and demanding his cellphone.
''He threatened to kill him if it wasn't handed over.''
Const Allen said after the victim surrendered his cellphone,
the suspect ran from the scene, but was chased by the victim
and another witness.
He was apprehended in the Queenstown Recreation Ground and
held until police arrived at the scene.