Oamaru man sought in connection to Timaru robbery

Tanera Otene. Photo: NZ police
Tanera Otene. Photo: NZ police
An Oamaru man is being sought by Timaru police in relation to an aggravated robbery in Timaru on January 7 that resulted in armed police swarming two Oamaru properties on Thursday.

Police are seeking information on the whereabouts of Tanera Otene, a 21-year-old man residing in the Oamaru area, who police believe may be able to assist in its inquiries.

A police spokeswoman confirmed yesterday Otene, who has a warrant out for his arrest or unlawfully taking a motor vehicle, was a person of interest.

Between 9am and 10am on January 10, police from Oamaru and Timaru alongside armed offenders squad members from Dunedin, executed two search warrants in Hull and Clyde Sts in Oamaru following the aggravated robbery.

At the Clyde St address people of interest were spoken to about 9.45am, but no arrests were made.

Timaru police can be contacted onĀ  03 687 9808. Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.