Teen arrested over attempted robbery at Hāwera dairy

Source: 1News

Police have arrested a 15-year-old over what they say was an "attempted aggravated robbery" of a Hāwera dairy on Saturday night.

A police car (file picture).

The teenage boy is scheduled to appear in the Hāwera District Court on Monday.

In the original statement on Saturday evening, police said a person threatened a Hāwera dairy worker with a knife in an attempted aggravated robbery, but didn’t end up taking anything.

Police said he entered Turuturu Grocery on Glover Road at around 6.50pm on Saturday. They added the man with a “skinny-build” then fled down Totara Road wearing beige or brown shorts, white high-top shoes and a dark coloured t-shirt.