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Aggravated robbery at Mapua, Nelson

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 24/05/2017

A baker has been confronted with a hammer-wielding robber during an early morning raid on a bakery near Nelson.

Three men smashed their way through the front door of the Mapua Village Bakery, west of Nelson, confronting a woman who was preparing food on Wednesday morning, police say.

One of the offenders was armed with a hammer while another threatened to harm the woman if she didn't give him money.

Two tills containing an unknown amount of cash were taken.

The baker was left shaken but uninjured.

The offenders had their faces covered but they are believed to be Maori.

Police do not believe the incident is connected to an attempted robbery at a Main Road store in Lower Moutere on Monday.

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