Case 7: Crime of the Week - West Auckland Superettes Aggravated Robberies

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Case 7: Crime of the Week - West Auckland Superettes Aggravated Robberies

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  • Case 7: Crime of the Week - West Auckland Superettes Aggravated Robberies
  • Case 7: Crime of the Week - West Auckland Superettes Aggravated Robberies
  • Case 7: Crime of the Week - West Auckland Superettes Aggravated Robberies
  • Case 7: Crime of the Week - West Auckland Superettes Aggravated Robberies
  • Case 7: Crime of the Week - West Auckland Superettes Aggravated Robberies

Ten 7, Episode

22
17th August 2017

Police in Waitakere are investigating two alleged aggravated robberies in the West Auckland area that they believe could be linked.

At about 1:15pm on Wednesday 31st May, a male has entered a West Harbour store and picked up a few items for sale. He has then approached the counter and as the storekeeper ran the items through the till, he has demanded that she put all of the cigarettes into the bag. The victim refused so the male walked around the counter and took cigarettes from the cabinet. Following the robbery, the male was seen getting into a white vehicle, described as a Honda with damage to the front, on Moira Road.

The male was described as:

  • Caucasian
  • Mid 20s
  • Approx. 184cm / 6ft
  • Medium build
  • Wearing a black ‘Hurley’ hoodie, grey beanie, dark pants with a white strip down the side as well as dark Crocs shoes or similar.

The following morning on Thursday 1st June just after 8am, a male of a similar description has entered a dairy in the Waitakere area and after collecting some items he approached the counter. As the shopkeeper was running the items through, he produced a bag and demanded cigarettes. After the shopkeeper refused, he walked around the counter and helped himself to cigarettes. Following the robbery, the male was seen getting into a white ‘boyracer-style’ vehicle.

The male was described as:

  • Caucasian
  • Mid 20s
  • Approx. 180cm / 5’10”
  • Medium build
  • Cleanshaven
  • Wearing an orange high-vis jacket as well as dark Crocs shoes or similar.

While Police aren’t saying for certain that these cases are linked, there are similarities such as the MO, description of the male and distinctive Crocs-like shoes.

If you have any information that can help with this case, please contact Waitakere Police.