Member of public stabbed during Invercargill armed robbery

Invercargill police are investigating an armed robbery which resulted in a stabbing last night.

Detective Senior Sergeant Stuart Harvey said two male offenders entered the Dee St Night'n Day store, one reportedly armed with a firearm, just before 9.30pm.

‘‘A member of the public who went to intervene was stabbed by one of the offenders.

‘‘This person is reported to be in a stable condition in hospital.’’

A police officer examining the scene in Invercargill today. Photo: Abbey Palmer
A police forensic investigator examines the scene in Invercargill today. Photo: Abbey Palmer

The pair took a small quantity of cash before leaving in a vehicle which was later located abandoned nearby.

‘‘Police are speaking to a number of witnesses but encourage anyone who hasn't made contact with police to come forward.’’

Police, forensic investigators and a police photographer were seen at the cordon about 10am this morning.

A yellow piece of material was visible next to a police marker in the carpark outside the store.

Neighbours stood outside their houses while police investigated the scene.

Victim support is being arranged for the people affected by this offending.

Anyone with information is asked to call 105 and quote file number  200731/0942.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555 111.

Further information will be released once enquiries have been progressed.



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