Security footage helps identify car jacking suspect

Last updated 11:27 02/12/2013

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Police have identified the main suspect in a car jacking incident on Sunday.

A security camera image of a man inside McDonalds just prior to the incident has led police to identify who they believe is the culprit.

"We have a name and we're fairly confident we should have him by the end of the week," Detective Sergeant James Watson says.

Calls from the public have also helped police to track the stolen car with the registration plate STIG.

"The car has been spotted all around the place from the North Shore up to Red Beach," Mr Watson says.

The owner of a 1999 white Nissan Skyline was forced from his car at gunpoint just after midnight on Don Mckinnon Dr in Albany.

He had agreed to give a man and a woman a ride from a nearby McDonalds and was driving past North Harbour Stadium when he was asked to pull over.

The male passenger then pulled a gun from inside his jacket, pointed it at the victim and demanded he get out of the car.

The man and the woman made a getaway in the stolen car towards McDonalds on Coliseum Dr.

Mr Watson says the victim was not injured in the ordeal.

He managed to flag down a passing vehicle and used the driver's phone to call Police.

Anyone with information should call or text Detective Sergeant James Watson 0211914386 or email james.watson@police.govt.nz.

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