Staff in­jured in rob­bery

Central Leader - - OUT & ABOUT - ELESHA ED­MONDS

Po­lice are on the hunt for a group who al­legedly robbed an Auck­land liquor store, leav­ing the store man­ager with head in­juries.

Liquor Le­gends in Three Kings has been robbed three times in the past month.

The lat­est in­ci­dent took place shortly after 9pm on Satur­day.

Store owner Jeff Wu says one staff mem­ber was hit in the head with a wooden stake.

‘‘He got a few smashes at the back of the head,’’ he says.

‘‘The back of his head opened up.’’ Wu says another staff mem­ber re­ceived in­juries to their knee and left eye.

Both re­ceived hos­pi­tal treat­ment and are now at home re­cov­er­ing.

Wu says the of­fend­ers man­aged to turn off the Duke St store’s se­cu­rity cam­eras be­fore rob­bing the store.

‘‘You can only see the first five sec­onds of the rob­bery.’’

He plans to do a stock­take later this week to fig­ure out what was stolen.

A po­lice spokesper­son says two other ag­gra­vated rob­beries oc­curred on July 20 and 23.

As part of their in­ves­ti­ga­tion, po­lice are look­ing to es­tab­lish whether the in­ci­dents are linked, the spokesper­son says.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion was asked to con­tact po­lice or to con­tact Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.

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