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Police investigate violent Mangere robbery

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 17/05/2017

© NZ Police Police are asking for witnesses after a dairy in Mangere was robbed by four people in masks on Tuesday night.

At about 7.30pm, the robbers entered the superette on Raglan Street in the south Auckland suburb and struck one person inside the store on the back of the head.

During the incident a different robber has held a knife to the victim's throat before throwing him to the ground and holding him down.

© NZ Police Cigarettes were taken before the four people fled on foot.

Police dogs were brought in and it is believed the robbers left through a park and onto Haddon Street.

The victim suffered bruising to his body and facial injuries, Detective Senior Sergeant Albie Alexander of the Counties Manukau Police says.

© NZ Police "This is absolutely disgusting behaviour and these individuals should be ashamed of themselves," he said.

"There is a high chance that these offenders are easily identifiable to family and friends and we are asking them to do the right thing and notify police."

Since February, 68 people have been arrested across Auckland for aggravated robbery.

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