Tuesday, 19 August 2008 - 12:02pm |
National News

Second Arrest In New Lynn Shooting

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Henderson CIB say a second man has been arrested for his role in the attempted armed robbery of a New Lynn dairy last month.

Detective Steve Norris says the 18 year old concrete worker was arrested last night and is to appear in the Waitakere District Court today charged with Assault with intent to Rob.

The penalty for this offence is 14 x year's imprisonment.

The incident happened on Saturday 26 July 2008 when a male gunman entered the Lynnrae Dairy in Rua Road, New Lynn and without warning fired at the female dairy owner.

The victim suffered a wound to her upper left arm and had to undergo surgery in North Shore Hospital. Nothing was taken during the incident and the offender left the scene in a vehicle driven by an associate.

"We have been searching for this second offender for the past three weeks and his arrest is most satisfying for both the victim and police," Detective Norris said.


Kevin [Kev] Loughlin

District Communications Manager / Media Advisor

Waitemata Police District

Phone 09 488 9758 - Extn 96308 / Mobile 027 281 0271

Email - kevin.loughlin@police.govt.nz