Dargaville Aggravated Robbery
Northland District Headquarters
88 Cameron Street, Whangärei
Monday September 16, 2013
Police are investigating an aggravated robbery at a Dargaville service station on Saturday night (September 14).
Between 10pm and 10.15pm a male attendant at the Mobil Service Station on Normanby Street was robbed at knifepoint. His wallet containing a small amount of cash was taken during the incident.
The victim, aged 25 years, had just locked the service station for the night when he was approached by two armed offenders. One offender was armed with a long knife and the other with a hammer. Both offenders had their faces covered.
The offenders threatened the victim demanding his wallet and other personal possessions. They tried to force him into his own car at the location, possibly with the intention to have him drive them somewhere.
The victim managed to break free and ran across the forecourt and on to Normanby Street. The male offender chased the victim and pushed him over on to the road. The victim was then kicked by the offender several times before both offenders ran off. A police dog later tracked the offenders towards Hokianga Road, Dargaville. The victim received minor injuries from the assault.
Dargaville Police are appealing to the public for help to identify and locate the offenders.
One offender is described as a male Maori, about 20-22 years old, of thin to medium build and about approximately 1.58m tall ( or 5' foot 3-5"). He was wearing dark coloured clothing and a hooded sweatshirt covering his face.
The second offender was possibly a female about 1.55m tall (5' 2-3" tall) of medium build and also wearing dark clothing, a hooded sweatshirt and other material covering her face.
People in the vicinity of the Mobil Service Station on Saturday night may be the key to solving this offence and Police are seeking their assistance.
Anyone with information can contact the Dargaville CIB on 09 439 3400 or Detective Sergeant Jonathan Tier or Detective Shawn House at the same number. They can also contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.