Police hunt pair after robbery spree

Police are searching for two unmasked robbers who went on a "robbery spree'' in Auckland yesterday.

Two men in hooded tops and caps raided three gas stations with a sawn off rifle in south Auckland last night.

Detective sergeant John Love said police are appealing for any sightings of or information about the pair.

"This looks like two people that have gone on a bit of a robbery spree with a gun.''

The pair first showed up at a BP station on Ridge Road in Howick at 5:55pm and demanded money while pointing a sawn off gun at staff.

The duo were next sighted just before 9pm, when the two men entered the Mobil station on Great South Road, Manurewa for a second robbery.

The pair then hit their third and final station, entering the GAS station in Papatoetoe around 10:30pm.

Mr Love said the younger of the two appeared to be acting as a watchout during the robberies.

There were no injuries related to the robberies.

Police are looking for two males, with dark hair. One was wearing a khaki coloured cap and pants, and a black hooded jacket. The younger male was wearing a blue checkered jumper, a black cap, and sweatpants.

Anyone with information about the two can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

He said police were still gathering footage of the vehicle, and should release more information once they can confirm it.

The last string of robberies was in June, which was five aggravated robberies with a 303 rifle within a one month period.

 

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