Case 2: Crime of the Week - Brass Boxer Aggravated Robbery, Auckland

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Case 2: Crime of the Week - Brass Boxer Aggravated Robbery, Auckland

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  • Case 2: Crime of the Week - Brass Boxer Aggravated Robbery, Auckland
  • Case 2: Crime of the Week - Brass Boxer Aggravated Robbery, Auckland
  • Case 2: Crime of the Week - Brass Boxer Aggravated Robbery, Auckland
  • Case 2: Crime of the Week - Brass Boxer Aggravated Robbery, Auckland

Ten 7, Episode

12
10th May 2018

Police in Auckland are investigating an alleged aggravated robbery at the Brass Boxer Bar in Three Kings on Tuesday 27th March.

At around 10.30pm, two males pulled up at the bar in a stolen vehicle and entered through the main entrance, one of these males was armed with a shotgun. The men approached the bar assistant and demanded he give them money from the till. As they approached the till, the bar assistant was punched in the head by one of the males as the other pointed the shotgun in his direction. The men then forced the assistant to take them to the safe located in the bar’s back office. However, the office door was locked and the bar assistant was unaware of the code to enter the room. It is at this point that one of the males has threatened to shoot the bar assistant. The men have then continued to try and force entry to the office but there were three other victims inside barricading the door to stop them. The male with the shotgun has fired a shot through the top of the door which has gone through the roof of the office. The males then left in the stolen vehicle, heading in a northerly direction down Grahame Breed Rd.

The first male is described as:

  • Male
  • Māori or Pacific Islander
  • Late 20’s
  • Approx. 185cm / 6ft
  • Wearing a black and grey scarf across his face, black top, dark grey pants
  • Uttered the word ‘uce’ in bar – Samoan for ‘bro’ or ‘brother’

The second male is described as:

  • Male
  • Māori and Pacific Islander
  • Late 20s
  • Approx. 185cm / 6ft
  • Wearing a black hoodie with a logo on the back, a black top, white t-shirt and blue track pants with light blue stripes down the side.
  • Carrying a shotgun – believed to be a cut-down, single barrel shotgun with a wooden handle

The stolen vehicle they were driving was taken just prior to the robbery, and CCTV footage from the area captures a dark sedan with distinctive mag wheels driving past just prior to the incident and then again leaving the street, this time in convoy with the stolen vehicle.

Auckland Police would like to speak to anyone who may recognise these males or the two vehicles seen on CCTV or from anyone who may be able to help in any way with this case.