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Bowling alley robbery quickly skittled

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 7/11/2016

<span style="font-size:13px;">A man who allegedly robbed a Porirua bowling alley has been nabbed less than 20 minutes after making his getaway.</span> © File Image A man who allegedly robbed a Porirua bowling alley has been nabbed less than 20 minutes after making his getaway. An armed man who allegedly robbed a Porirua bowling alley of a large amount of cash had less than 20 minutes to enjoy his riches before police nabbed him.

North City Tenpin on Kenepuru Drive reported it had been robbed by an armed man on Monday morning.

The offender forced a staff member to open a safe and took a large amount of cash before he took their cellphone and fled in their car.

Eighteen minutes later police found the vehicle on State Highway 58, about 15km away.

The driver was taken into custody and the firearm and stolen items recovered, police say.

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