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Robbery in central Wellington

Published: Wed 31 Oct 2018 08:29 AM
Armed police stopped a bus in central Wellington this morning following an earlier report of a robbery of an individual on the street in Berhampore shortly after 7am.
Police were seeking a male following the attempted robbery and received information he may have been on the bus.
Initial information suggested the robbery may have involved a weapon, and armed police were deployed as a result.
Police spoke to a specific individual on the bus and established they were not the person being sought.
Staff took time to explain to the passengers and the driver why the bus had been stopped, and they able to continue their journey shortly after.
Inquiries into the incident are ongoing.
It has not been confirmed if a weapon was involved.
Anyone who was on the bus who would like to speak with someone further can contact Police to be put in touch with Victim Support.
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