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Police investigate two transit robberies

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 31/05/2017

Police car © SNPA Police car Police are appealing for information following two recent brazen daylight robberies outside The Warehouse in Royal Oak and the ASB Bank in Mt Roskill.

On April 20, at 4.40pm, two men threatened ASB staff who were moving money to a cash-in-transit van outside the branch on Dominion Road.

The men were using a stolen silver Mitsubishi, license plate HQH403, which was left at the scene as they took off on foot.

It is believed they were picked up at the rear of the shops and headed towards Jasper Avenue or Mt Albert Road.

The second incident occurred at 3.40pm on May 9 outside The Warehouse on Pah Road in Royal Oak.

Three men, one with armed with a firearm, accosted the van guards as they left the store, threatened them and took off with cash.

The offenders left in a stolen white Fiat Punto car, license plate JFZ737.

This was located shortly after, not far from the scene.

Detective Inspector Aaron Pascoe says both robberies happened in broad daylight, with plenty of people around.

"The public, and the people who work on cash-in-transit vans should not live in fear of being confronted by criminals with guns," he said.

"We are continuing to work closely with the different cash-in-transit companies in an attempt to prevent any further offending.

"While we are unable to go into details on these plans, we want to make it very clear to anybody out there who thinks it is their business to carry out a robbery that we have a number of staff working on this issue and patrolling high risk areas."

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