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Two Waikato robberies within minutes

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 11/09/2016

Waikato police were kept busy overnight after staff at a Hamilton bar were held at gunpoint minutes before a knife-wielding man entered a Ngaruawahia petrol station.

Two masked men pointed a pistol at a worker at the Cock'n'Bull on Maui Street just after midnight but ended up leaving empty handed, police say.

Just six minutes later, officers were called out to the BP petrol station on Great South Road in Ngaruawahia, where a man had threatened a staffer with a knife before making off with cash and cigarettes.

Police say they're speaking with staff at both stores.

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