Po­lice look for vic­tim of gun­point rob­bery

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

Po­lice in­ves­ti­gat­ing an ag­gra­vated rob­bery have found them­selves search­ing for a vic­tim in­stead of an of­fender.

They want to hear from a man who was threat­ened with a ri­fle and robbed on Great North Rd at around 3am on May 17.

De­tec­tive con­sta­ble Re­becca Kirk says po­lice be­came aware of the of­fence while in­ter­view­ing three sus­pects about an­other ag­gra­vated rob­bery in the city half an hour ear­lier.

“We’ve iden­ti­fied an­other of­fence, but we don’t have a com­plainant,” she says.

In the Sy­monds St rob­bery, an Asian man in his early 20s was badly as­saulted, a firearm was pre­sented and prop­erty taken from him.

Two men and a wo­man were ar­rested in con­nec­tion with the crime.

Ms Kirk says it is be­lieved the men car­ried out the rob­beries and the wo­man drove the get­away ve­hi­cle.

The vic­tim from the sec­ond in­ci­dent may have been wear­ing a high-vis­i­bil­ity vest like a work­man when he was as­saulted and had his wal­let stolen near West­ern Springs Rd.

Po­lice want to hear from the man or any­one who wit­nessed the crime.

Peo­ple with in­for­ma­tion can con­tact Ms Kirk on 302-6624.

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