Dairy owner lives in fear
Lollipops and cigarette boxes still lie scattered in between drops of blood on the floor of a Mt Roskill superette.
Just after 7am on Sunday, the Crown Superette was targeted by a group of four males and two females who entered the shop, two armed with a baseball bat and a crowbar.
The offenders attacked two shop keepers before leaving with an unknown amount cash and cigarettes.
Raj Chopra has owned the dairy on Melrose Rd for nearly 17 years and recently handed it over to his brother-in-law who still remains in a stable condition in hospital.
‘‘They hit my brother-in-law 30 times, his arm is so badly damaged, there are multiple fractures on his arm as he was trying to save himself from the baseball bat and iron bar.’’
‘‘He has around 10 stitches on his head, there was so much bleeding he was unable to stand.’’
The victim’s wife was also hospitalised with minor injuries but discharged later the same day.
Emergency services responded and Detective Sergeant Philip Cox said two arrests had been made in relation to the robbery.
‘‘We have charged two females aged 13 and 14 with aggravated robbery,’’ Cox said.
Anyone with information in relation to the incident is asked to contact Auckland Police on 09 302 6400.
Two dairy workers were hospitalised after an attack on Sunday.