Aranui takeaway robbers still at large
Police are still looking for two men who robbed an Asian takeaway with meat cleavers over the weekend.
The pair walked into Gin's Takeaways on Hampshire St, Aranui brandishing the weapons about 8.15pm on Saturday, police said.
One of the men leapt over the counter of the shop and demanded the cash, while holding the knife above the victim's head.
They then fled into the night with less than $500 cash.
Detective Sergeant Ashley Millen said a police dog tracked the two men, but lost their scent.
The men were last seen running toward Marlow Rd.
Millen said there were reports of a suspicious grey and white station wagon parked near the corner of Eureka St and Marlow Rd, which was seen leaving the area without lights.
The Chinese family working at the takeaway, a couple and their two daughters, were shaken, but unharmed.
The man who jumped the counter was described as an unshaven, skinny European, about 1.7m tall, and aged in his mid to late 20s. He was wearing a green cap and dark hooded sweatshirt.
The other man was described as a skinny European, about 1.8m tall and also in his mid to late 20s. He had long, black, curly hair, tied back in a ponytail. He was wearing a black beanie and a black hooded sweatshirt with a zip and grey logo on the front.
Millen warned shopkeepers to be on the lookout for suspicious activity in the evening, particularly close to closing time.
Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Constable Paul Wilson on 0211911521.
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