Police looking for two men who robbed bar with shotguns in Point Chevalier
Police are on the hunt for two men who robbed a suburban Auckland bar using sawn-off shotguns.
Two men entered a bar on Great North Road in Point Chevalier armed with shotguns and robbed it of cash about 10.55am on Wednesday, Detective Inspector Aaron Pascoe said.
They fled along Great North Rd in a silver Subaru Legacy and later set the vehicle on fire, abandoning it on Kiwi Street, Point Chevalier.
It is the latest in a spate of armed robberies in Auckland targeting dairies, petrol stations, and liquor stores that have resulted in at least 65 arrests since February.
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Pascoe described the men who robbed the bar as Maori or Polynesian, 20-30 years old, and 5'7" tall of solid build.
One of the men was described as wearing a black 'New Era' cap with a white or grey peak, and a grey sweatshirt with a large triangle on the back.
The other wore a distinctive black hoodie with 'The Game' logo on the front and carried a 'Pams' branded chilly bag.
The Subaru left burning on Kiwi Street had been stolen from Parnell six weeks ago.
"If anyone has seen this vehicle in the past six weeks we would like them to contact police."
Pascoe said forensic examinations were ongoing.
"We are still keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed what happened, who saw the car being abandoned in Kiwi Street, or who has any information about those responsible."
Police have requested those with information contact their local police station, or call Detective Sergeant McKenzie on (09) 302 6970. Police can also be contacted anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.