Search continues for woman attacked with screwdrivers in Papakura robbery

Search continues for woman attacked with screwdrivers in Papakura robbery

By RNZ

A woman has been injured after two men entered a south Auckland store with screwdrivers, police say.

The aggravated robbery occurred at a business premises on Settlement Rd, Papakura, on Tuesday morning.

Police said the men entered the store before 7:20 a.m. with screwdrivers and began making demands.

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The woman was attacked, resulting in minor injuries.

The criminals subsequently fled the scene in a vehicle.

Detective Inspector Karen Bright said an investigation had been launched and officers were working hard to find those responsible.

“This type of violent behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated,” Bright said.

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“We are now working hard to hold those responsible accountable.”

Bright thanked the public for providing information.

“We have received several witness accounts as well as images, all of which will be extremely helpful in our investigation.”

Anyone who witnessed this incident or has information about this incident is asked to contact police.

People can call 105 and quote event number P058800570.

Anonymous information can be provided by calling Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

-RNZ