Onehunga dairy robbers armed with screwdriver unsuccessful in taking cash register

Last updated 19:23 07/05/2017

The Jellicoe Park Dairy in the south-central Auckland suburb of Onehunga was robbed on Sunday.

Police cordoned off the corner store.

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A dairy owner has been injured in a robbery in the south-central Auckland suburb of Onehunga on Sunday. 

The Jellicoe Park Dairy, on the corner of Trafalgar St and Manukau Road, was robbed at 2pm by two men wielding a screwdriver. 

Detective Sergeant Neil Hilton said the men attempted to take the cash register but were unsuccessful.

The shopkeeper sustained a minor injury during a scuffle with the offenders, Hilton said. 

The offenders left the scene in a vehicle believed to be driven by a third person, before it was dumped a short distance away.

Police are examining the car for evidence. 

"Incidents like these are of serious concern to Police and we want to send a clear message that we will do all we can to hold the offenders accountable," Hilton said. 

Anyone who has any information or may have witnessed anything suspicious in the area on Sunday afternoon is asked to call Auckland City Police on (09) 302 6400, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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