Woman sought by police was passenger in stolen vehicle

Ariana  Allen
Ariana Allen
An Oamaru woman being sought by police in relation to the alleged  theft of a 4WD in Oamaru at knifepoint on Monday was a passenger in the vehicle, it has been confirmed.

On Wednesday, police issued a statement saying

they wanted to speak to Ariana Allen as part of their inquiries.

"Ariana should not be approached and any sightings should be reported to police immediately," the statement said.

Detective Sergeant Hannah Booth  confirmed Allen was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the incident. She said Allen had connections in Canterbury and Otago, and  her whereabouts were the main focus of  inquiries.

No arrests had been made over the alleged aggravated robbery and no-one else was being sought  in relation to it.

On Monday, police were called to the intersection of Ouse St and State Highway 1 about 12.50pm by the driver of the vehicle, who reported it stolen. Police said at the time it was taken at knifepoint.

• Oamaru police (03) 433-1400, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555-111.

daniel.birchfield@odt.co.nz

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