Two armed robbers were left empty-handed when the security
guard they attempted to rob in west Auckland locked himself
in his van.
Police said the offenders pulled a pistol and a sawn-off
shotgun on the guard, who was returning to his Armorguard van
outside The Korner Bar at the Kelston Shopping Centre at 10am
However, he managed to lock himself inside the van before the
robbers could reach him. The pair tried to get into the
vehicle but failed.
They made their getaway in a stolen black Subaru Forrester
driven by a third person.
Police later recovered the car parked on in Mt Eden.