Butchers bashed in meat robbery

STEVE HOPKINS
Last updated 15:26 26/11/2012

Relevant offers

Crime

'I think he's killed the kids,' screamed Dunedin mum as she fled armed ex 'Dangerous' man wanted for assault on fishermen Search for man over Ti Point Wharf assault Government declines inquiry into convictions of Peter Ellis Man charged with indecent behaviour to appear in court Matthew Stevens murder accused in Wellington court North Island motorbike thefts investigated Man admits bashing police officer at child's birthday party Man accused of ramming police car released on electronic bail Facebook argument leads to attack

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