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Youths in attempted Christchurch robbery

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 14/03/2017
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Two armed youths who tried unsuccessfully to get into a Christchurch petrol station were later found hiding nearby.

Police say the youths, carrying a hammer and knife, went to the Z Energy Templeton petrol station on Main South Road about 2.30am on Tuesday.

Because the premises were locked, they couldn't gain access and left.

Police were called, but the offenders weren't found.

However, about an hour later, the same youths returned and, as they approached the front of the service station, they saw a security patrol and fled on foot.

Police say they found the pair hiding in a residential area nearby and the matter has been referred to the police youth services team.

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