INDEPENDENT NEWS

Returned Services Club staff assaulted during robbery

Published: Tue 6 Aug 2013 03:05 PM
Returned Services Club staff assaulted during robbery
Two men purporting to be painters assaulted and robbed the sole male staff member at the Grey Lynn Returned Services Club in Francis St, Grey Lynn, at about 9 o'clock yesterday morning.
The 46 year-old victim suffered a broken nose, fractured cheek and a fractured eye socket during the assault when he was forced into an office area where the Club safe was robbed of more than $30,000.
The two offenders, described as Caucasian wearing white painter's overalls, knocked on the front door of the club and were granted entry to it as the staff member assumed they were there to assist with renovations currently underway at the facility.
Police investigators have since recovered CCTV footage of the aggravated robbery [see images here] and are appealing for information from anyone who may have seen the two men walking in the Francis St/Mill Rd area yesterday morning.
Detective Sergeant Mike Williams of Avondale CIB says the brutal assault was a frightening experience for the club staff member.
"We need to know who these men are in order to keep our streets and communities safe so anyone who saw them or thinks they know who they are should contact Avondale CIB."
Information can go to 09 213 8495 or via e-mail at michael.p.williams@police.govt.nz
Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
ENDS

Next in New Zealand politics

New Zealand Secures Major Free Trade Deal With European Union
By: New Zealand Government
New Measures To Help Manage COVID-19 As Country Stays At Orange
By: New Zealand Government
Prime Minister's Remarks At NATO Summit
By: New Zealand Government
New Era For Better Health In Aotearoa New Zealand
By: New Zealand Government
Alcohol Harm Minimisation Bill Pulled From Biscuit Tin
By: Green Party
Wellington’s Rapid Transit Option Progresses To Next Stage
By: New Zealand Government
EU Market Remains Largely Closed To NZ Dairy
By: Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand
Winners And Losers In NZ-EU FTA
By: Business NZ
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media