Another aggravated robbery.
Another shop owner left traumatised, possibly injured and definitely out of pocket.
This type of offending is on the increase.
It’s happening all over the country, in dairies, petrol stations and superettes, and particularly in South Auckland.
We share the deep public concern about this offending and its impact upon victims in our vulnerable communities.
New Zealanders have had enough and are rightly asking what their police are doing about it.
To our small business owners, I say: We are there for you.
We care deeply about robbery victims.
Dedicated and resourceful police staff are working tirelessly to make you safer and help achieve justice should the worst happen.
We can’t put an officer on permanent guard outside every dairy or liquor store but we are putting many extra resources on to the streets.
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