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Tauranga Video Store Robbed

Two men are wanted over an aggravated robbery at a video store in Tauranga, in which one of the offenders was wielding a machete.

Local police reported that the incident happened at 7:35pm on Tuesday at a United Video store on Fraser Street.

Detective Kevin Shields said that only a small sum of money was stolen from the premises.

Both offenders are seen behind the store counter in CCTV footage. Photo: Tauranga Police

CCTV images clearly show one of the men wielding a large machete.

A statement made by Detective Shields describes how “police are actively looking for two male offenders, both described as having a solid build”.

One man was wearing a grey hooded top, white running shoes and white gloves at the time of the crime.

The second man was wearing a white scarf over his head and a dark blue puffer jacket, with green camo pants and blue running shoes.

Anyone with any information can contact Tauranga police on (07) 577 4300 or the anonymous Crimestoppers service on 0800 555 111.

Claudia Cranch
Claudia is a young, budding journalist that can be found working at the NZ Radio Training School in Auckland.
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