Case 3: Crime of the Week - Hoteo Avenue Attempted Aggravated Robbery, Papatoetoe

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Case 3: Crime of the Week - Hoteo Avenue Attempted Aggravated Robbery, Papatoetoe

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Ten 7, Episode

13
18th June 2020

Police in Counties Manukau are investigating an attempted aggravated robbery on Hoteo Avenue, Papatoetoe on Tuesday 18th February.

At about 11:20 am a couple in their mid 60s parked their car and walked to withdraw money from the Hunters Corner ANZ ATM on Great South Road.

The suspect followed the couple back to their car on Hoteo Avenue, opened the passenger door, and pointed a pistol at the female victim and demanded money. The female victim refused and was assaulted. The woman’s husband came to his wife’s aid and tried to fight off the suspect. Realising that he wasn’t going to get anything, the suspect fled on foot down an alleyway between Hoteo Avenue and Charles Street.

The victims have described the suspect as:

  • Male
  • Stocky build
  • Short black hair
  • Wearing a white shirt, blue shorts and black shoes

Police would like to speak to anyone who recognises the man seen on CCTV at a nearby Countdown who fits this description given by the victims.

If you have any information that might help with this case, please contact Counties Manukau police.