Gun pointed in guard's face

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Last updated 10:36 10/07/2014
GUN POINTED: The attempted robbery took place at the Z service station on Roscommon Rd in Manurewa, South Auckland.
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ARMED HOLD UP: The attempted robbery took place at the Z service station on Roscommon Rd in Manurewa, South Auckland.

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Police have released a dramatic image of an offender pointing a firearm in the face of a security guard in a bid to track down the gunman.

The photo was a still from CCTV footage at the Z service station on Roscommon Rd in Manurewa, South Auckland, where there was an attempt to rob an Armourguard cash transit van on June 27.

One male offender, who had his face covered, got out of a stolen silver Nissan Primera on the forecourt and demanded money as he brandished a long-barrelled rifle at the security staff who were locked in the van.

Unable to gain entry into the van, the offenders fled onto Browns Rd.

Nothing was obtained by the would-be robbers and no one was injured.

The stolen Nissan vehicle was located by police a number of days later on Burbank Avenue, Manurewa.

Anyone with information on the incident, the stolen car or the firearm are urged to contact Detective James Gemmell of the Counties Manukau Organised Crime Unit on 09 295 0200 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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