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Dairy owner and son held up at gunpoint

Courtesy of Te Awamutu Courier

The owner of Jude’s Dairy on Kihikihi Road, and his 12-year-old son, were victims of an armed robbery on Sunday night.

Two men entered the dairy at about 6.50pm and threatened the pair with a pistol. The dairy owner was punched in the head during the robbery, but escaped without serious injury.

The victims were forced into the rear of the store while the offenders used rubbish bags from the dairy to load cigarettes and cash.

Police say the offenders were dressed in dark clothing and are believed to have been wearing stockings over their faces. The race of the offenders is unknown, but they are believed to have been aged between about 20 and 30 and both were noticeably
short, about 160cm in height.

It is also not known whether the offenders left on foot or by a vehicle.

Jude’s Dairy was closed for much of Monday while Police conducted an in-depth scene examination.

Police say Kihikihi Road is busy at most times of the day and would like to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity at about the time of the robbery. They would also like to hear from anyone who witnessed anything that may be linked to the crime in the environs of Kihikihi Road, Mandeno Street or Elizabeth Avenue, which backs onto the crime scene. Sightings that could help include vehicles, people in dark clothing or people carrying items that fit the description of rubbish bags. It is possible items may have also been secreted in the environs of the dairy.

Anyone that has any information that could assist Police is asked to contact the Te Awamutu Station on 872 0100.