Man attacked in his driveway

Two masked men who beat a man loading his car in South Auckland in the early hours of the morning are being sought by police.

The man was attacked as he put some items in his car which was parked in the driveway at his house in Mill Road, Alfriston, around 7.50am on Monday, February 24.

The two unknown men approached the victim, one armed with a knife and the other with a pistol. They beat him and drag him to the ground, police said.

He managed to break free and run for help, but suffered injuries to his face which required stitches, as well as bruising to his body.

Papakura CIB Detective Sergeant Michele Gillespie said following the attack, the man's house was ransacked and a small amount of foreign currency and a toy BB gun was stolen.

"The offenders were tracked by a police dog unit to the back of Alfriston School on Alfriston Road before the track was lost.

"It is possible that the offenders had a vehicle parked near this location or somewhere on Alfriston Road and we are interested in hearing from anyone who may have seen something suspicious around this area."

The first offender was described as a male Maori or Polynesian and of medium build and had his mouth covered. He was carrying a black hand gun and wearing a light grey coloured hoodie.

The second was also described as a male Maori or Polynesian of medium to skinny build. He was carrying a knife and wearing a light coloured hoodie which was black on the inside. He had a black and white cloth covering his mouth.

Ms Gillespie said it was particularly traumatising that the attack happened on the victim's property.

"We'd like to hear from anyone who has information on this incident as soon as possible in order to prevent these offenders from targeting anyone else in the same way."

Anyone with information or who may have seen suspicious activity around Alfriston School that morning is urged to call police as soon as possible either by calling Ms Gillespie on 09 259 034509 259 0345 or providing information anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 1110800 555 111.


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