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Teenagers arrested over Palmerston North robbery

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Update: 6:44PM PALMERSTON NORTH, Wellington: THREE people, including two teenagers, have been arrested in relation to the aggravated robbery of a Main Street service station two weeks ago.

On the evening of Wednesday September 20, Palmerston North Police received a report where two people had entered a store with a firearm.

New Zealand Police said the pair threatened staff and fled with cash.

They reported that no one was injured but the store staff in attendance were shaken.

Following a scene examination and ongoing investigation, three people had now been arrested and charged in relation to the incident.

Police said the first offender was arrested last Thursday.

He is remanded on bail and due to reappear in Palmerston North Youth Court tomorrow.

Two other offenders were arrested today - a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old - and they are both due to appear in court tomorrow.

Police said the victims were receiving ongoing support.

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