New World store in Stokes Valley was arm-robbed this morning, around 6.40am, by a man with a shotgun, whilst an accomplice was allegedly waiting in the car park. The robbery left a member of the public injured after being hit with the butt of the shotgun. Luckily, no shots were fired.
Both offenders, who fled in a vehicle whose make and model are yet to be determined, were wearing a black beanie and are described as being Maori or Polynesian.
Police are calling for witnesses to come forward and call Lower Hutt Police on 04 560 2600 or Crime Stopper on 0800 555 111.