Auckland dairy robbed at knifepoint

A dairy owner tried to wrestle a knife from a thief during a robbery in Auckland involving four men. 

Police said the group entered the Highway Dairy on Mt Wellington Highway around 5.30pm on Monday and one threatened the owner with a knife.

Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Kathy Bostock said the owner initially tried to grab the wrist of the man armed with a knife, but with the other three intruders in the shop, eventually gave up.

The men stole cash and fled on foot. 

Bostock said they were followed through Van Damm's reserve by a member of the public but then disappeared.

A police dog was unable to pick up the trail.

"The owner was left very shaken," Bostock said. 

"But fortunately no-one was injured."

Glen Innes CIB want anyone in the area of 120 Mt Wellington Highway between 5.15pm and 5.45pm on Monday to contact them if they saw anything suspicious.

Auckland Now