Butchers bashed in meat robbery

Last updated 14:51 26/11/2012

Relevant offers


Errors meant prisoner was wrongly allowed out on release to work Timaru man jailed for beating partner while on bail Lambton Quay reopened after army robot blows up suspicious package Elderly Lower Hutt burglary victim warmed by schoolchildren's donations 'No eureka moment' from Australian govt on deportation rules - Andrew Little Rural Hawke's Bay community's CCTV initiative helps nab thieves Invercargill Night 'n Day stores targeted by robbers Shellfish ring busted in the Bay of Plenty 'Tindall-gate' case could have implications for Wikileaks, downloaders and hackers Nine-year-old girl in hospital after hit and run in Christchurch

Two Pukekohe butchery assistants were punched to the ground when attempting to stop a woman who repeatedly tried to steal meat.

A police spokeswoman said a woman stole a slab of sirloin steak from a wholesale butchery on Seddon Lane about 1.20pm on Friday.

When she returned a short time later staff detained her until her boyfriend arrived and helped her flee the store, the spokeswoman said.

Two butchery assistants tried to stop the pair from leaving but were "punched to the ground".

One suffered a cut lip and a cut to the back of his head, the other cut his neck.

The meat thief and her boyfriend were seen leaving the store in a vehicle with the registration ZY7799.

Police have conducted a scene examination at the butchery and have interviewed the staff involved.

Anyone with information about the incident, those involved, or the car are asked to contact police.

Ad Feedback

- Auckland Now

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content