Tuesday, 5 November 2013 - 9:24am |

Arrest over New Lynn aggravated robberies

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Waitakere Police investigating a series of aggravated robberies in the New Lynn and wider Auckland areas have arrested and charged a man this morning.

The 28 year-old has been charged with a series of aggravated robberies that took place across New Lynn at Radius Pharmacy, Hells Pizza, Medwest Pharmacy and Subway. He has also been charged in relation to aggravated robberies at Burger Fuel in Mt Eden, and at the ANZ Bank in the Royal Oak Mall.

The Mt Roskill man will appear in the Waitakere District Court this afternoon on the following charges;

-8 x aggravated robbery

-1 x robbery

-1 x demands with menace

-1 x threats to kill

-1 x unlawful taking

-4 x assault with a weapon

-1 x aggravated assault

-1 x theft ex-car

Detective Sergeant Steve Salton, Waitakere Police says the arrest should bring relief to local shop owners and their staff.

"We know that many of the people who were working when this man did these robberies were badly shaken, and understandably so. We hope that this news will go some way to making them feel safe again in their work. We'd also like to thank the public and the media for their help in helping us to solve these cases, the tips that we received from the community after we released photos of the offender helped us to catch this man." says Det Sgt Salton.


Issued by Beth Bates/Waitemata Police

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