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Appeal for witnesses to Gisborne incident

Gisborne assault news

Police would like to hear from any witnesses to an incident that occurred in Kaiti, Gisborne on Friday afternoon (17 June).

About 12:20pm two men reportedly pulled a vehicle up next to another man who was walking down Wainui Road, and threatened him with a firearm.

The two men then chased the victim, who attempted to get into a member of the public’s vehicle before running to a nearby store.

The two men followed the victim into the store and allegedly robbed him of a number of items.

A 19-year-old man has been charged with aggravated robbery and driving while suspended in relation to the incident, and has been remanded in custody to reappear in Gisborne District Court on 29 June.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed any part of the incident.

A number of members of the public are believed to have been in the area at the time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police on 105 and quote file number 220617/1116.

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Source:NZ Police

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