Armed Hold Up in Mairgangi Bay ASB Bank

Long considered to be one of the ‘nicer’ parts of Auckland, and very popular with immigrants, the sleepy little suburb of Mairangi Bay is regarded for its little coffee shops and pleasant beach. Today at 11am it gained a more dubious reputation – that of being another North Shore suburb to be troubled by serious crime: the armed hold up…

Pub Raid Was Canterbury’s 10th Armed Robbery In 8 Weeks

Canterbury, more specifically Christchurch, is undergoing something of a serious crime wave at the moment with the news this morning that a pub was held-up by two men armed with a gun and a knife last night. The region is now averaging more than one violent armed robbery a week in commercial premises. Patrons at…

Third Armed Robbery In Orewa This Year

‘Sleepy’ little seaside town, Orewa, has just suffered its third armed robbery this year. Of course there may have been more than this. We’re just going on the news reports and, as you know, not everything gets reported these days. Creole’s Bar and Brasserie on the Hibiscus Coast highway (above) was robbed this morning by…

Chinese Dairy Owner Stabbed In Napier

Napier was buzzing yesterday when parts of the town were closed off following the stabbing of a dairy owner on Latham Street. People on the Trademe boards identified the business as the Vigor Brown Dairy, owned by a Chinese family. The attack came two days after a number of Asian people were held-up at knife…