Police investigating a series of aggravated robberies in the Bay of Plenty have arrested a second person.
The Westbrook Tavern has been targeted twice in as many weeks, after first been robbed by three offenders on Saturday, June 30, who threatened staff before stealing an undisclosed sum of money.
Police arrest three people for aggravated robberies in Rotorua. Photo: Supplied.
On Tuesday, July 10, at 7.30pm, three people went into the same premises, again threatened staff with a weapon, and stole a small amount of cash.
A 15-year-old is facing charges in relation to the first of the two Westbrook Tavern robberies in Rotorua.
A 21-year-old man is facing aggravated robbery charges for the two robberies at the tavern.
Detective Senior Sergeant Zane Smith says they still want to hear from the public about Westbrook Tavern robberies and also still want to identify those responsible for the robbery at Mitchell Downs Tavern on Saturday.
Anyone with information relevant to the investigation is asked to contact Rotorua Police on 07 349 9400.
Alternatively information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.