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Charges following attempted robbery in Hamilton East

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A 37-year-old man has been charged following an attempted robbery in Hamilton East yesterday afternoon.

Police were called to a commercial premises on Clyde Street around 12.05pm on 23 March 2023.

One person allegedly entered the store, armed with a knife and demanded money from the till.

Police were on-scene five minutes later and arrested the offender.

No one was injured during the incident.

The alleged offender is due to appear in Hamilton District Court today charged with demands with attempt to rob, possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Police would like to thank the members of the public who not only supported the shop owner during and after this ordeal but also provided prompt information to Police which enabled this offender to be arrested within minutes.

‘We want to reassure the community that Police are working hard to keep our community safe,’ said Senior Sergeant Scott Miller.

‘Our communities can help us crack down on crime by reporting incidents – where there is criminal or anti-social behaviour occurring right now, call 111.’

Other information can be reported to Police on 105, or anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Source:NZ Police

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