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Arrests after Palmerston North robberies

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 30/07/2016

© Press Association A man who allegedly took off from a Palmerston North discount tobacconist with a sleeping bag full of tobacco products has been caught.

A 24-year-old man was arrested on Saturday in relation to the aggravated robbery at The Butt Bucket in Palmerston North on Thursday, police say.

He appeared in Palmerston North District Court on Saturday and was remanded in custody. Police are still looking for a co-offender.

Separately, a male will appear in the Youth Court on Monday in relation to a robbery of the Rewa Dairy on Botanical Road at about 4pm on Thursday. He was also arrested on Saturday.

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