Our thoughts are with the Auckland businessman who became the victim of a stabbing during the robbery of his Auckland superette this afternoon.
The incident happened at Redhill Superette on Dominion Road about 1.30pm, Inspector Andy Brill of northern police communications said. Three people entered the store and stole some items, during the incident the shopkeeper’s hand was stabbed. One of the alleged offenders was described as in his 20s, with dark skin and short dark hair, Mr Brill said. There were no descriptions of the other two… source
The business is believed to be owned by Purewal B S J K ltd, the directors are Baljit and Jasbinder Kaur Singh, of nearby Settlement Road, Papakura. The incident is one of many armed robberies that take place in New Zealand every day, fortunately very few end in serious injury or death.
Our readers may remember Mr Arun Kumar (below) who died during the robbery of his business – the Railside Dairy in Henderson – on 10 June 2014. Mr Kumar had a career as a bank executive before he moved to New Zealand. Mr Kumar was stabbed in the neck and died at the scene. His death came days after 56 year old, Philippine-born, Blesinda Gotingco was murdered and sexually violated after she got off a bus in neighbouring Birkdale.
The two boys accused of Mr Kumar’s murder are due to stand trial in June, on 2 June, almost a year since he died, which means the trial will be on-going on the anniversary of his death. The 13 year old is charged with murder and the 12 year old with manslaughter. They’ve been in the care of Child Youth and Family since their arrest and have name suppression.
The 27 year old man accused of Mrs Gotingco’s murder was due to stand trial in March 2015 but that has been delayed until later this month.
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