Statement to be attributed to Palmerston North Area Investigations Manager, Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Sheridan:
Police continue to make enquiries to locate the driver of a vehicle who allegedly presented a firearm at Police staff in Feilding this morning.
We now have information to suggest the driver also allegedly presented a firearm at a motorist in Feilding before stealing that person’s vehicle.
The motorist, while not physically injured, was understandably very shaken. We are providing that person with support.
The motorist’s vehicle is still outstanding and is described as a silver-coloured Holden Commodore sedan, registration number DTE593.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of this vehicle is asked to contact Police immediately on 111 and not to approach the vehicle.
The investigation is on-going and Police continue to piece together a timeline of today’s events.
Anyone with information is asked to contact us via 111 and quote event number P046841917.
Alternatively, information can be provided to Police anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Updates will be provided when available.