Dis­guised of­fend­ers steal

Papakura Courier - - FRONT PAGE - STAFF RE­PORTER

Three armed and ‘‘heav­ily dis­guised’’ of­fend­ers have robbed a se­cu­rity van in South Auck­land.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened just af­ter 11am last Wed­nes­day, March 7, at the Takanini South­gate shop­ping com­plex.

De­tec­tive Sergeant Rob Hunkin of Coun­ties Manukau Po­lice said three heav­ily dis­guised of­fend­ers car­ry­ing a firearm ap­proached the se­cu­rity guards who were trans­port­ing cash back to the se­cu­rity van.

‘‘The of­fend­ers pre­sented a firearm at the se­cu­rity guards and fled the scene with an undis­closed amount of cash.

‘‘Thank­fully the se­cu­rity guards were not in­jured dur­ing the rob­bery,’’ Hunkin said.

The of­fend­ers then fled the scene in an older style sil­ver Subaru Legacy sedan car, which has since been re­cov­ered by po­lice in the Bruce Pul­man Park area.

Po­lice were mak­ing area in­quires, re­view­ing CCTV footage and speak­ing to wit­nesses.

‘‘We would like to hear from any­one else who may have wit­nessed the rob­bery.’’

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion can con­tact De­tec­tive Sergeant Rob Hunkin, Coun­ties Manukau Ma­jor Crime Team, phone 0508 422 443.

Al­ter­na­tively, in­for­ma­tion could also be pro­vided anony­mously to Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.


Three armed and ‘‘heav­ily dis­guised’’ of­fend­ers robbed a se­cu­rity van at the Takanini South­gate shop­ping com­plex.

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