Counties Manukau Police arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with the Halsey Road Dairy aggravated robbery last week.
Two armed men entered Halsey Road Dairy on Monday, January 18 and robbed the store of cash and tobacco products. One of the offenders shot the store owner on his way out, who suffered a non-life-threatening injury to his body.
Following the incident, police investigation commenced looking for the two offenders based on the description from CCTV and the store owner.
Police caught one of the two offenders on Wednesday, January 29. The offender was charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated wounding and appeared in the Manukau District Court.
The victim was discharged from hospital and is recovering well from his leg injury.
Enquiries into the incident are ongoing, and Police are unable to rule out further arrests being made.
"This was an alarming incident where an innocent member of the public was attacked in their place of work," says Acting Detective Inspector Warrick Adkin.
"This was an isolated event which we know caused concern for members in our community, and we hope today's arrest provides them with some reassurance."
The Indian Weekender had reached out to the family of store owner last week, who understandably were not in a position to speak with media.
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