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Man kidnaps bar staff at knife-point

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 3/07/2016

Two Hastings bar workers have been forced to drive a man who robbed them through the city at knife-point.

A hunt is now on for a man police say robbed the Horse & Hound Cafe on Karamu Road at about 10.30pm on Saturday.

After threatening the two staff with a knife and taking some cash, the man forced the pair into a car and got them to drive towards Frederick Street - about 3km away - where he leapt out.

Police says the man then ran off through properties on the road.

They are asking for residents in the area to report any clothes they don't recognise on their lawns.

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