Wednesday, 10 November 2004 - 12:01pm |
Auckland City

Police mystified by lack of information on robber's identity

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Police investigating a series of aggravated robberies in Auckland are mystified that they’ve received no information about the robber.

The man has committed 6 robberies at Banks, a TAB and Foreign Exchange dealer in the last 3 weeks.

In each incident the offender passes a note to the teller saying he has a firearm and demands money.

Police have released very clear images of the man and several major media organisations have run the pictures.

"It’s mystifying that we haven’t received even one call from the public suggesting who this man might be", said Avondale CIB Investigator, Detective Constable Leone Smith.

"Normally we get several calls after publishing the smallest, blurry image and these photos are very clear colour ones".

"I can only speculate on the reasons for this but perhaps he’s recently arrived in NZ or he’s not at all known in the criminal fraternity".

"We would really like people to have another look at the photo and urge them to call us with even the smallest clue as to this man’s identity".


7th of November – 11:40am – Flight Centre, St Lukes
5th of November – 11:45am – ASB St Lukes
2nd of November – Noon – ASB Three Kings
29th of October – 10am – National Bank Dominion Road
25th of October – 8pm – TAB Dominion Road
22nd of October – 2:25pm – ASB Grey Lynn


The man is described as light skinned Maori or Pacific Islander, mid 20s, of very solid build with broad shoulders, 1.6m to 1.7m (5ft 6in to 5ft 10in), with dark hair and a fat or wide face.

Please note: there is a jpg photo and moving footage available to the media

Issued by:
Andi Devlin
Communications Assistant
Auckland City Police