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

 


Aggravated Robbery and Carjacking, Manurewa

Aggravated Robbery and Carjacking, Manurewa


Wednesday, 13 August 2014 - 9:39am

Counties Manukau Police are investigating an aggravated robbery which occurred at approximately 11:10am on Monday 4 August. Two male offenders entered the Sports Bar on Great South Road, Manurewa near the Southmall shopping complex.

One of the men stood at the entrance holding a weapon and stopped patrons from leaving. The second offender went behind the bar area and stole the till.
Both offenders ran from the Sports Bar through Southmall and across the overbridge of the Manurewa Train Station.

“After they fled the shopping complex, the two offenders forced a member of the public to stop her car,” says Detective Senior Sergeant Ross Ellwood. “There was a young child in the front seat and the two offenders got in the back. They then forced the driver to drive them to the intersection of Wordsworth Road and Weymouth Road, Manurewa.”

The men exited the vehicle and were last seen running across Weymouth Road towards Friedlanders Road, Manurewa.

“This is a particularly frightening experience for a member of the public who was inadvertently caught up in this crime,” says Detective Senior Sergeant Ellwood. “While the victim was very shaken by the experience, thankfully she was otherwise unharmed.”

Of note, one of the offenders is wearing a black hoody with the words “West is Best” in white writing.

Police are appealing for information about the people involved in the aggravated robbery or to anyone who saw the two offenders running through Southmall, the Manurewa Train Station area, or near the intersection of Weymouth Road and Friedlanders Road, Manurewa.

“We ask that anyone who knows these people or who might have seen a discarded till to please contact Police as soon as possible,” says Detective Senior Sergeant Ellwood. “Information from the public will be essential in tracking these offenders down and we would like to hear from anyone who has any information, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem."

Please contact Detective Logan Pene of the Manurewa CIB on 09 213 9167 or to provide information anonymously please can contact the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Patience: Drive Safe

Be patient before passing is the AA's message for drivers this Labour weekend.

"People taking crazy risks to get past other vehicles is one of the most dangerous things on the road,” says AA spokesperson Dylan Thomsen.

“The weather is looking good for the long weekend so the roads will be busy. Unfortunately, that also increases the chances of people getting frustrated and trying a risky passing manoeuvre. When they get past, there will probably be more traffic up ahead anyway so it won’t get people there faster.” More>>

 
 

Parliament Today:

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State

Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Shell And Todd Caught Drilling Without Approval

Multi-national oil company Shell’s New Zealand arm and local energy giant Todd Energy have breached the new law governing New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the Environmental Protection Authority says in an Oct. 10 document released by the Green Party. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney

We’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations… More>>

ALSO:

PM Of Many Hats: Questions, No Answers On Whale Oil

Dr RUSSEL NORMAN (Co-Leader – Green) to the Prime Minister: How many times since November 2008 has he spoken with blogger Cameron Slater on the phone and how many times, if any, has he texted him?
Rt Hon JOHN KEY (Prime Minister): None in my capacity as Prime Minister. More>>

ALSO:

Aussie Investigation Dropped: Call On Minister McCully To Pursue The Case Of Balibo Five

West Papua Action is deeply concerned at the lack of any clear outcome from the Australian Federal Police inquiry into the 1975 deaths of the ‘Balibo Five’ including NZ journalist Gary Cunningham. More>>

ALSO:

'Feed The Kids' Bill: Metiria Turei To Lead Fight On Feeding Hungry Children

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is urging all political parties to support the Feed the Kids Bill which she inherited today from Mana leader Hone Harawira. More>>

ALSO:

Parliament Today: State Opening Of Parliament

The House sat at 10.30am on Tuesday before MPs were summoned to hear the Speech from the Throne in the Legislative Council Chamber. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news