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Arrest made after aggravated robbery at West Auckland mall

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A 42-year-old male will be put before the Court tomorrow following a violent incident at a shopping mall on Great North Road, New Lynn.

Police received a report of an aggravated robbery at the cash exchange, at around 11.00am on Sunday 12 November.

A sole offender used a sledgehammer to smash his way into the booth, where two people were working. After forcing entry he fled with an amount of cash.

Detective Senior Sergeant Megan Goldie, Waitematā West CIB, says Police from across Tāmaki Makaurau worked together in making the arrest.

“This was a violent and shocking robbery, committed in broad daylight and in a very busy shopping area.

“Thankfully, no one was injured during the incident, but we acknowledge how frightening it must have been for the two people working in the premises at the time of the robbery, and for the many shoppers who witnessed it.

“The skills of Police staff from several Auckland areas were utilised in the investigation, leading to the offender being arrested in Manukau this morning.

“Police have no tolerance for those causing harm in our communities and we will continue to hold offenders to account,” Detective Senior Sergeant Goldie says.

The man will appear in the Waitākere District Court tomorrow, charged with one count of aggravated robbery.


Tony Wright/NZ Police