Police have appealed the public to help identify four offenders, armed with weapons who robbed the jewellery store in Mt Roskill in Auckland on Tuesday, February 13.
CCTV footage shows four heavily disguised males, smashing their way into a retail jewellery store on Stoddard Road at 11.48 a.m. in the afternoon.
The offenders have driven to the store in a stolen vehicle before kicking and smashing their way through glass security doors. They’ve then used weapons to break into jewellery cabinets before fleeing with a large amount of jewellery.
“These offenders have committed an alarming attack in broad daylight while members of our community were going about their daily business. The ordeal was frightening for the victims involved and those who were in the store at the time of the incident - it’s very fortunate that no one was injured,” Detective Senior Sergeant Glenn Baldwin from Auckland City Crime Squad said.
“Although the offenders’ faces were disguised someone will recognise them and know who they are. We’re asking anyone who may have information to do the right thing and contact police so we can identify these offenders and hold them to account for their actions,” he said.
Police also believe a fifth offender may have been driving a stolen vehicle used during the robbery which was recovered later the same day. However, we are also appealing to anyone who may have seen a dark green older model Toyota with the right rear passenger window covered in tape near Valonia Reserve, Mt Roskill either before or after the incident.
If you have any information that could help our investigation, please contact Detective Senior Sergeant Glenn Baldwin, Auckland City CIB on (09) 302 6557.
Alternatively, information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.