Another Armed Robbery in New Zealand

The most recent armed robbery was at 7am on 30 June 2009 when 2 Armourguard security men delivering cash outside of ANZ Bank, Heretaunga Street East, Hastings, were held up by two men with a pistol.

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The day before the Kiwibank in Fielding was held up at gunpoint by a robber who’d been into the branch earlier in the day and ‘pre-booked’ a large withdrawal of cash.

In 2008 there was a total of 1,160 recorded aggravated robberies in New Zealand, of those 163 were firearm related and 223 used a stabbing or cutting weapon (source NZ statistics)

Drawn from news reports this is a list of armed robberies in New Zealand since the start of this year, based on last year’s figures it looks like quite a few either don’t get reported by the press or never make it to the net.

The list is highlighted to show whether a firearm or other weapon was used and this post will be updated as each robbery becomes known about.

30 June: Armourgard, ANZ Bank, Heretaunga Street East, Hastings, 7am
29 June: Kiwibank, Goodbehere St, Fielding, 1.25pm
24 June: Angus Inn bottle shop, Hastings, 7pm
24 June: Mitcham Avenue Dairy, Hamilton, 5.30pm
24 June: Kiwibank, Frankton, Hamilton,, 2.40pm
24 June: Westpac Bank, Hamilton East, 10.10am
23 June: Kiwibank, Kuripuni, Masterton, 2pm
23 June: Taxi Driver, Christchurch, pm. Driver stabbed repeatedly in neck
22 June: Worcester Tavern, Linwood, Chch. man robbed staff and patron, 11 am
20 June: Bedrock Bar, Addington, Chch. three men robbed staff and patrons, 3.00am
19 June: BNZ Bank, Birkenhead
17 June: PostShop, Mokoia Rd, Birkenhead, 1.30pm
17 June: Kiwibank, Takanini, 10.40am
16 June: Armourguard van Arthur’s Bar and Grill, Onehunga, Akl, 1.00pm.
15 June: Spot On Dairy, Gisborne, midday
13 June: ASB Bank, St Lukes Shopping Centre, 9am
13 June: ANZ Bank, Upper Hut, 2.20pm
12 June: ASB Bank, Blockhouse Bay, 4.20pm
10 June: National Bank, Auckland, 2pm (weapon used was a screwdriver)
10 June: Caspar Dairy, Papatoetoe
9 June: ASB Bank Mt Roskill, (Axe) 3.05pm
9 June: Kiwibank PostShop, Balmoral, 2.45pm
3 June: Heretaunga Hospital Store, Palmerston North, 10am
5 June: Good Tukka Takeaway, Opotiki, 2 youths ages 13 & 15 arrested
5 June: Bus Driver, Lyall Bay, Wellington, 8.30pm (weapon used was a screwdriver)
4 June: ANZ Bank, St Lukes
29 May: TAB Dominion Road
28 May: Fairview Downs Superette, Hamilton
27 May: Armourguard van, Epsom Girls Grammar School, Akl,
24 May: BP Service station, Whitford village, 7pm
23 May: Main Street Fish n Chips, Blenheim, 6pm
22 May: ASB Bank, Panmure, 2:30pm
18 May: Mag and Tyre Direct, New Lynn, 8.30am
17 May: Pricecutter Superette, Helensville, 7.15pm
15 May: Westpac Bank, Parnell, 2:45pm
11 May: Botany Town Centre. Shopper robbed in carpark at gunpoint, 10:45am
2 May: Westpac Bank, Kilbirnie, Wellington, 11.20am
27 April: Aotea Crescent Chinese takeaway, Tokoroa, at night
20 April: Dairy, Whangarei – led to a high speed chase
11 April: Bigsave variety store, Whangarei (knife)
11 April: Outdoor Connection, Whangarei (knife)
2 April: Dairy, Lipscombe Cres. Havelock Nth. Accused was bailed & then crashed
28 March: Tower Post Office, Christchurch, 8am
23 March: Bishopdale Discounter Dairy, Chch, 7.50pm
16 March: National Bank, Manukau 11.45am
13 March: BNZ Bank, Manukau. Armourguard robbed of $200,000, 5:22pm
7 March: Alabaster Pharmacy, Merivale, Chch. (Petrol poured over pharmacist)
2 March: Dissmeyer Superette, Otara, groceries stolen
1 March: Edendale Superette, cigs, ice cream and cash, 8:15am
25 February: Westpac Bank, Browns Bay, Ak,. 11am
10 February: Il Bordello Brothel, Wellington. Lone female receptionist at night
2 February: ASB Bank, Orewa
1 February: New World Supermarket, Clendon, 10am
26 January: Tiraumea Superette, Pakuranga 3.30pm female police officer beaten up23 January: Dairy, Eugenia Rise Manurewa, S Auckland
19 January: Cedar Superette, Manurewa, S Auckland
16 January: Sunny Brae Dairy, Manurewa, S Auckland
14 January: 2 x Shell station, Newtown, Wellington, about 5.20am and again at 9am (axe)
14 January: Caltex station, Miramar, Wellington, about 8.20am (axe)
14 January: Woburn Pharmacy, Whites Line East, Lower Hutt, 4.10pm
7 January: Westpac Bank, Onehunga
4 January: Wordsworth Rd superette, Manurewa, S Auckland
3 January: Medical Centre Pharmacy, Johnsonville, Wellington, 12.20pm
New Year’s eve: Shell service station, Tauranga, weapon not specified

Also see:
Surge in brazen and violent armed robberies
Armed robbery at girls high school