Indian-origin man’s dairy robbed in New Zealand

Wellington, Aug 9 (IANS) An Indian-origin man’s dairy outlet was robbed by an unidentified man in New Zealand, a media report said on Sunday.

Bankhaj Patel, the owner of the dairy outlet in Christchurch city, said Saturday’s robbery is the second incident in five years.

Patel was not at the shop when the robbery took place and called police when he returned, New Zealand Herald.com reported.

“He (the robber) came in wearing a mask and pointed a gun at my wife. He asked for cigarettes and just walked away. He also took some money. We are all okay… that is the main thing,” Patel was quoted as saying.

“I keep thinking… how can I protect myself and my family. I have two kids… I could not sleep all night,” Patel said.

He added that the dangers that come with owning a dairy outlet have increased.

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