Tuesday, 24 February 2004 - 2:47pm |
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Browns Bay video store robbery

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North Shore Police hope members of the public may recall seeing either an offender or a stolen car that was used in a robbery at the Civic Video Store.

The robbery occurred at the store on Anzac Road, Browns Bay, at 9.30 p.m. Saturday February 21 2004.

The offender used a Tazor stun gun, (about the size of a cellphone) and a screwdriver to threaten the two staff members. "The offender managed to cover himself up well, so it was hard for the two staff members to get a look at his face or any distinguishing features, " says Detective Constable Shane Page.

The two staff members describe the offender as being aged between late teens and mid twenties. He had a thin to medium build and was 5’10" to 6’2" tall. He was wearing a black long sleeve hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, a baseball cap, a cloth or something similar over his face, dark wrap around sunglasses, baggy black shorts and gloves.

The offender used a white 1986 Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback vehicle. Just before the robbery, the vehicle was stolen from Bute Road Browns Bay and afterwards was abandoned on Inverness Road.

A moderate amount of cash was taken in the robbery along with a small metal safe and a digital video-recording device.

Police are interested in information about the robbery or the stolen vehicle. Please contact Detective Constable Shane Page on 489 4008.

Issued by
Jayson Rhodes
Communications Manager
North Shore/Waitakere/Rodney Police District
4889 758 or 027 281 0271