December 11, 2023

One person hospitalised following robbery at Ōtara liquor store

Police say they responded to reports of a firearm being discharged, but are working to understand if that is true.

One person has been hospitalised with minor to moderate injuries following a robbery at an Ōtara liquor store on Friday night.

Emergency services descended on Liquor Baron on Ferguson Road at about 6:20pm following reports of a firearm being discharged.

In a statement to Newshub, a police spokesperson said staff arrived to discover there had been a robbery at the liquor store.

Police say they are investigating the robbery and working to establish whether a firearm was involved.

One person has minor to moderate injures which police said are not firearms related.

Footage captured by Newshub shows police taping off the scene and a number of police staff speaking with what appears to be the liquor store staff.

St John ambulance arrived shortly after the robbery, and Newshub has approached St John for comment.

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