Appeal for information after Grey Lynn aggravated robbery

Appeal for information after Grey Lynn aggravated robbery

Auckland City

Please attribute to Detective Inspector Scott Beard

Police are appealing to the public for information on the aggravated robbery of a dairy on Great North Road in Grey Lynn yesterday.

At approximately 7.15pm last evening one male offender, armed with a knife, entered the dairy and waited until a customer left the store before walking behind the counter with a knife and without warning attacked the owner. 

Family members tried to intervene at which stage a 62-year-old woman was stabbed and assaulted.  The offender then fled from the dairy towards Turangi Road.

Two people received serious injuries and have undergone surgery and are in a stable condition in hospital.  The victims are related and are a mother and her adult son.

Police  have spoken to a number of people this morning and are currently speaking to one male who is helping us with our enquiries. 

However we would like to hear from any customers or persons who were around the dairy at around 7.15pm last night.  We believe there were a number of people in the area at the time and are keen to speak to them.

This was an unprovoked and violent attack.  We have had a large team of investigators working overnight on this incident and we are determined to hold the person responsible to account.

We’d like to reassure the community we are doing everything we can to apprehend this offender. We acknowledge the public's concerns regarding this incident and are following strong lines of enquiry.  Everyone in the community deserves to be safe and feel safe.  

If you have any information that could help our investigation, please contact Auckland City Police on (09) 302 6557.

Alternatively, information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.