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Masterton Police are investigating and are seeking information from members of the public after a robbery that happened at Memorial Park at around 2:50 pm on Sunday, September 27.
A member of the public had come across three offenders after they had broken into his vehicle.
The three offenders fled the scene as the victim started to film them on his iPhone.
The three offenders then discovered that the victim was filming and turned around to assault the victim, taking the phone in the process and fled the scene shortly after and were seen heading towards Takahe Street into an area known as the bird sanctuary.
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Police have conducted enquiries and identified one of the offenders that assaulted the victim.
A youth was charged and is due to appear in youth court tomorrow.
The victim who was attacked had minor injuries and was shook by the incident. He was offered support.
“Police are requesting for people in the area to check their properties for the iPhone or other items that may have been discarded and to review their home CCTV cameras for any footage of three males walking in the Takahe Street area around that time.”
Police are urging anyone with information to call 105 and quote file number 200927/3499. Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Police take every act of crime seriously and if you ever feel you are in danger call 111 immediately.