Photos released of knife-wielding Petone TAB robber

The perpetrator is described as a Caucasian man in his 30s.
The perpetrator is described as a Caucasian man in his 30s. Photo credit: Hutt Valley Police

Wellington police have released photographs of the man behind a vicious aggravated robbery at a gambling outlet in Lower Hutt.

The man entered the TAB on Jackson St in Petone at 7:55pm, and appears on the CCTV footage.

The attack, which happened on Wednesday night, saw the robber get into a scuffle with a worker, before slashing a fellow patron's arm with a knife and fleeing with cash.

He fled from the Jackson St outlet with cash after attacking a fellow patron.
He fled from the Jackson St outlet with cash after attacking a fellow patron. Photo credit: Google Maps

Police describe the perpetrator as being a Caucasian in his 30s, about 1.75m tall and clean-shaven. In the footage he was wearing dark clothes.

They are urging anyone who recognises him or has information that may help in his identification to come forward.

Hutt Valley police can be called on (04) 381 2000, or contacted anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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