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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Please attribute to Inspector Daniel Meade:

Police responded quickly and took a person into custody after an attempted aggravated robbery in Newmarket this afternoon.

Emergency services were called following a fog cannon being activated at a jewellery store in Westfield Newmarket at about 1.23pm.

A worker activated the alarm after a man entered the store armed with a knife. The mall was evacuated as a precaution.

Police were on the scene within minutes and one person was taken into custody.

No one else is being sought in relation to this incident.

The store’s staff should be commended for remaining calm throughout the incident and following protocol ensuring no one was injured.

While incidents like this can have an impact on the victims and the community, we hope this quick arrest will reinforce our commitment to keeping our community safe.


Holly McKay/NZ Police