Teens and boy, 12, wanted after pizza delivery man attacked and robbed in Napier

A pizza delivery driver was threatened with a weapon, assaulted and robbed of his cellphone, a pizza order and cash when he made a delivery to a group of up to five youths in Napier late last night.

Police say the group of four or five males, ranging in age between 12 and 16, called in a pizza order and waited for the 22-year-old male victim to arrive.

The delivery man pulled up to the rear driveway and car park of the Quality Inn Hotel in Hastings Street just before 11pm.

One of the males then threatened him with a weapon and physically assaulted him on the footpath, said Detective Sergeant Craig Vining.

One of the males got into the victim's car and took his personal cell phone, the pizza order and cash, Mr Vining said.

It is likely at least two of the youths were using push scooters, one of which was recovered by police. Source: Supplied

The victim was treated for minor injuries and is recovering well despite this ordeal, Mr Vining said.

They initially ran towards The Warehouse driveway before heading in the direction of the RSA building on the corner of Hastings and Vautier Streets.

Scooter connected with Napier robbery.
NZ Police

Mr Vining says it's likely at least two of them were using push scooters, one of which was recovered by police.

"We are working hard to quickly identify these boys and ensure others are not at risk," he said.

Anyone who may recognise the scooter or can tell police who it belongs to is being asked to contact Napier Police on 06 831 0700, or annonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Police also want to hear from anyone who saw the group of boys hanging around in the Hastings Street area for a time leading up to the incident.

Police car generic.
Police car generic. Source: 1 NEWS

Winston Peters to attend international meeting on North Korea

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will be leaving for Canada tonight to attend international meetings on North Korea.

Twenty one nations will be involved in the meetings that are being co-chaired by Canada and the United States. The meetings will be taking place in Vancouver from 15-16 January.

"I look forward to discussions which will seek to find diplomatic solutions," Mr Peters says.

"This meeting is also an opportunity for the international community to demonstrate solidarity in opposition to the North Korean nuclear tests and missile launches.

"We want North Korea to understand the importance which the international community places on it returning to a meaningful dialogue on denuclearisation," says Mr Peters.

New Zealand joined 17 countries last week in issuing a Joint Statement pledging to enforce UN sanctions on North Korea.

Winston Peters
Winston Peters Source: 1 NEWS


Do you know this man? Gun-wielding man threatens staff in aggravated robbery of Christchurch tavern

A man threatened an employee with a firearm during the aggravated robbery of a Christchurch tavern early on Sunday morning.

Police say shortly after midnight a man wielding a firearm entered Trevino's Tavern in Christchurch where he threatened staff before making off with a sum of cash.

Police are asking the public for help identifying the robber whose image was caught on CCTV.

They also want to speak with anyone who was in the area between 11pm Saturday and 1am Sunday (Christchurch Police: 03 363 7400).

Police are continuing to make enquiries into the aggravated robbery at Trevino’s Tavern, Christchurch.
Police are continuing to make enquiries into the aggravated robbery at Trevino’s Tavern, Christchurch. Source: New Zealand Police