CCTV footage shows the robbery at the Thirsty Liquor store
The teenagers believed to be responsible for a savage
liquor store robbery last weekend have been identified
following a public appeal.
A graphic video released by police yesterday showed a member
of the group pick up some alcohol and try to walk out of the
Thirsty Liquor store on Ti Rakau Drive in Pakuranga on
Saturday without paying.
As the employee approached the teenager, another man punched
the worker from the side and others joined in.
The employee was knocked to the ground before being hit on
the head with a bottle of spirits -- so hard the bottle
shattered. One of the attackers then continued to kick the
employee several times in the head.
The four teenagers then left the store, taking with them some
beer and a few bottles of spirits.
Counties Manukau Police released a statement this morning
saying the offenders had been identified thanks to calls from
the public and were in the process of being located.
The suspects were aged 14?16 and would be subject to Youth
The employee yesterday told the NZ Herald he had no chance to
react at first as he was king-hit from behind. As he was
repeatedly kicked in the head and body, he was eventually
"After three minutes, I woke up. I felt so dizzy I couldn't
even remember the police phone number.
"I came back and luckily Google was opened up on my
[computer]. I typed in 'police' and 111 came up and then I
He spent a day in hospital.