Three youths arrested after aggravated robbery in Masterton

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Three youths have been arrested after an aggravated robbery in Masterton on Saturday.

Shortly before 8pm last night, the group allegedly entered a dairy on Upper Plain Road and threatened the dairy owner, before stealing the cash register. There were no injuries but the staff member was left shaken.

Police say they arrested three youths afterwards and are now appealing to anyone in the area for information about the incident or those involved.

"It is pleasing that we have been able to make these arrests quickly," a police spokesperson said.

"We know that these incidents are extremely concerning for our community, especially business owners.

"These crimes will not be tolerated, and Police are committed to ensuring that those responsible for crimes such as this will be held to account."

The spokesperson added enquiries into the incident are ongoing and Police cannot rule out additional arrests. 

"If you witnessed anyone behaving suspiciously in the area around the time, or if you have information about those involved, please get in touch," they said.

"You should call 105 or make a report online using Update My Report, quoting event number P053381771."

Information can also be shared anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.