Four arrested in Eastern Bay robbery

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Four people have been arrested following a service station robbery and car chase in Whakatane last night.

A vehicle was filled with petrol, at the Z service station, and an occupant then threatened staff with a knife.

The vehicle took off, and failed to stop when police caught up with it.

Senior Sergeant Yvonne parker says it hit a power pole and the four occupants were taken into custody.

It follows another road crash on State Highway 2 near Luxton Road, where a vehicle was rear-ended.

Sam Gardner