New Zealand’s reputation as a safe place to live has taken another knock with the news that a Whangarei supermarket (above) was held up by a man with a shotgun on Monday night. Not the sort of thing you’d expect to happen when you’re queuing up in your slippers to pay for your daily milk and bread.
An armed police response unit, called the Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) , were called to local home after the alleged gunman fled from Tikipunga’s Countdown. Tikipunga is one the biggest suburbs in Whangarei.
The robbery comes at a time that the police union warn about a knife being taken to their budget, a murder investigation is launched after a woman’s body in found in a drain in Napier (the place where a gang recently fired a gun into a rugby crowd) and police finally get the go ahead to keep Glock pistols and Bushmaster rifles in every vehicle in their fleet.
You can read more about the actions of the AOS in New Zealand in our blog here