Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Aggravated Robbery – Mobil Mt Wellington

Aggravated Robbery – Mobil Mt Wellington



CCTV footage revealed the face of one of the offenders when his mask slipped


Counties Manukau Police are investigating an aggravated robbery incident at the Mobil petrol station on Mt Wellington Highway.

At around 1:25am two people, one armed with a shot gun, arrived at the petrol station and demanded to be let inside. There were two people working at the petrol station at the time, both of whom retreated to a locked back office.
The offenders gained entry to the store by smashing a glass panel in one of the front doors. They have fired a shot in an attempt to get access to the counter area and then taken the till drawer and tobacco products.

Both offenders then fled the shop through the broken front door and are seen on CCTV leaving the scene in a white Nissan.

Shortly after, a stolen white Nissan Skyline was found parked in New Brighton Road, less than a kilometre from the scene, with the engine still running. It is believed this is the getaway vehicle used by the offenders.

“It is concerning that these offenders have brought a loaded weapon with them and have been prepared to discharge it,” says Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Pizzini. “Thankfully no one was injured in this incident but we are concerned about the brazenness and determination of these offenders.”

Police were called to the store immediately and began their scene examination, which will continue today on both the Mobil station and the recovered stolen car.

CCTV footage has revealed the face of one of the offenders when his mask slipped below his nose.

“It’s very likely that the people responsible for this crime told somebody about what they did. Information from the public will be essential to track these people down and prevent them from committing a similar offence or hurting someone. It’s vitally important that anyone who knows anything about this incident or recognises the person pictured comes forward to Police immediately.”

Anyone with information should contact Counties Manukau Police Crime Squad directly on 09 261 1321 or to provide information anonymously contact the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Salvation Army On Homelessness: Hard Times In West Auckland

The report details an uncomfortable story of people whose only option is to live an unhealthy, dangerous and damaging street life... The social housing needed by these people is not currently available in sufficient quantity. More social housing is required in the West. More>>

ALSO:

Message For PM: NZ Supports Te Reo Māori – You Should Too

As Māori Language Week celebrations and commemoration of 40 years draws to an end, the Māori Language Commission, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, is once again hugely encouraged by the widespread support for Māori language from throughout the country ... More>>

ALSO:

Arming Police: Frontline Police To Routinely Carry Tasers

"In making the decision, the Police executive has considered almost five years worth of 'use of force' data… It consistently shows that the Taser is one of the least injury-causing tactical options available when compared with other options, with a subject injury rate of just over one per cent for all deployments." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On D-Day For Dairy At The TPP

While New Zealand may feel flattered at being called “the Saudi Arabia of milk” it would be more accurate to regard us as the suicide bombers of free trade. More>>

ALSO:

Leaked Letter: Severe Restrictions on State Owned Enterprises

Even an SOE that exists to fulfil a public function neglected by the market or which is a natural monopoly would nevertheless be forced to act "on the basis of commercial considerations" and would be prohibited from discriminating in favour of local businesses in purchases and sales. Foreign companies would be given standing to sue SOEs in domestic courts for perceived departures from the strictures of the TPP... More>>

ALSO:

"Gutted" Safety Bill: Time To Listen To Workplace Victims’ Families

Labour has listened to the families of whose loved ones have been killed at work and calls on other political parties to back its proposals to make workplaces safer and prevent unnecessary deaths on the job. More>>

ALSO:

Regulators: Govt To ‘Crowd-Source’ Regulatory Advice

A wide-ranging set of reforms is to be implemented to shake up the way New Zealand government agencies develop, write and implement regulations. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
More RSS  RSS News AlertsNews Alerts
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news