Thursday, 30 March 2017 - 2:50pm
This can be attributed to Detective Inspector Darryl Sweeney, Field Crime Manager, Canterbury Police:
Christchurch Police are very concerned about the number of recent aggravated robberies of bars and hotels across the city, and are working across shifts to ensure offenders are brought to account.
These are a priority for our staff and a dedicated team of 20, including a team of detectives, has been formed, with specialists now working across shifts to take positive action and solve these offences.
The Police will be holding those responsible to account for this offending.
We understand how distressing these events can be for the victims involved, and have offered them ongoing support and advice as we work through our investigations.
A team of Police have, and will continue to, provide assistance including visits to hotels and licenced premises around prevention advice for their businesses. If you are the owner or manager of one of these premises, and would like a visit from Police, please contact Christchurch Police on (03) 363 7400.
If you know of someone involved in recent offending, please contact Christchurch Police on the above number, or alternatively phone Crimestoppers – anonymously if necessary – on 0800 555 111.
We would encourage anyone who witnesses any concerning or suspicious behaviour to contact Police straight away on 111, with as much detail as possible.
Issued by the Police Media Centre