Shopkeeper attacked in Auckland robbery

Last updated 16:03 23/06/2013

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A female shopkeeper has suffered facial injuries after the dairy in which she was working fell victim to an armed robbery in Auckland this afternoon.

Police were called to the dairy on Puhinui Road, Papatoetoe, about 2:20pm after two female robbers, one armed with a "small" gun, entered the shop and demanded money. 

A struggle ensued, in which the shopkeeper suffered her injuries, and one of the robbers was retrained by people in the shop and later arrested by police. The other robber, who was in possession of the weapon, managed to escape on foot.

Police have described the suspect as a Polynesian woman aged about 20 years, wearing a black skirt, pink and purple T shirt and a black hoody style top with a Rastafarian design on the front.

She has dark brown, almost black hair, tied back in a bun or pony tail.

The shopkeeper was treated at the scene by St John ambulance staff.

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- Fairfax Media

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