Three men have been arrested following a violent robbery at an Auckland liquor store, while community leaders met to discuss solutions to an apparent rise in violence against shopkeepers.
The three accused, aged 16, 17 and 20, were arrested after police carried out several search warrants in South Auckland yesterday morning, Detective Sergeant Rob Cleary, of Counties Manukau Police, said.
CCTV footage of last Wednesday night’s Otahuhu liquor shop robbery shows the shopkeeper desperately attempting to fend off three offenders.
The shopkeeper was beaten and suffered minor injuries during the robbery.
Cleary said the alleged 17-year-old offender is facing two charges of aggravated robbery, while the other two alleged offenders have each been charged with one count of aggravated robbery.