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Shots fired in Canterbury pub robbery

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 6/04/2017

Shots have been fired during the armed robbery of a Canterbury hotel and police are still hunting for the sole offender.

The man entered Lincoln's Springston Hotel on Thursday night before making off with cash.

"Two shots were fired into the air during the incident however no one was injured," said Detective Inspector Darryl Sweeney.

A dog team failed to track the man down and police will continue their hunt on Friday.

Det Insp Sweeney said they were as concerned as the public about the number of such robberies in Canterbury lately and have been offering bar owners prevention advice.

"We encourage bar owners to ensure they do their banking daily and remain especially vigilant around closing time."

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