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