Police hunt for gunman

Last updated 14:34 16/07/2012

Relevant offers

National news

NZ improves in international rankings for reading, maths, and science Truck driver thrown 40 metres after crash into tree Rock climber suffers back injuries after 14 metre fall near Takaka What will happen to Key's security detail? Colin Craig's latest lawsuit thrown out; called vexatious Four-month investigation into Head Hunters sparks raid on headquarters Person suffers minor injuries after car crashes into swamp near Nelson Outbreak of tyre-slashing in parking feud around Wellington Airport Couple appeal council bankruptcy proceedings Two way race emerging for Nat leadership with Coleman English's biggest threat

Police are hunting a gunman who robbed a South Auckland petrol station early today.

A police spokeswoman said the man, armed with a sawn-off shotgun, approached the lone attendant at the night service window, at Shell on Wiri Station Rd, about 2.30am.

The man demanded cash and cigarettes which he was given before fleeing the scene.

A police dog unsuccessfully tried to track the offender.

It is not known if he got into a waiting car or ran from the scene.

Police want to hear from anyone with information about the aggravated robbery.

Ad Feedback

- Auckland Now

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content