Car stolen at gunpoint

SARAH HARVEY
Last updated 15:25 01/12/2013
Car thief

WANTED: Police are looking for man accused of stealing a car at gunpoint.

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Police are hunting for a man who stole a car at gunpoint on Auckland's North Shore this morning.

The owner of the car, a 1999 Nissan Skyline with the registration STIG, was forced out of his car at gunpoint after agreeing to give a man and a woman a ride from McDonald's in Coliseum Dr, Albany.

The incident happened just after midnight.

Detective Sergeant James Watson said the victim drove the pair past North Harbour Stadium on Don McKinnon Dr towards the nearby Park and Ride before the man asked for the car to be stopped for a comfort stop.

The victim circled the roundabout and parked up on Don McKinnon Dr facing back toward the stadium when the man slipped a firearm from beneath his jacket and pointed it at the victim.

He was ordered from his car and could only watch as it was driven away towards McDonald's, Watson said. The victim flagged down a passing vehicle and used the driver's phone to call police.

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