A burglar armed with a pistol was unmasked by his victim when robbing a West Auckland service station last week.
The man, who was wearing a balaclava, demanded money from the attendant at the GAS Service Station on Swanson Rd, last Thursday at 7.55pm.
Police said the offender got into a fight with the attendant and during the scuffle his balaclava was pulled off.
Police have released pictures of the robber who was caught on security cameras.
He is described as a chubby Polynesian, with short black hair and a goatee beard, and about 170cm tall. The man was wearing a blue and white stripped top with beige pants.
He fled the scene in a purple or burgundy 90s Holden Commodore Sedan which was last seen in the Massey area.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Detective Steven Norris at Waitakere police on (09) 839 0630.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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