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Armed robbers storm east Auckland gaming lounge

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Police are investigating an alleged aggravated robbery carried out at an east Auckland bar. File photo supplied

A police investigation is under way following an aggravated robbery in Highland Park overnight.

A police spokesperson says that at about 1.37am this morning, September 28, officers were called to a gaming lounge on Pakuranga Road, after a group of offenders armed with weapons entered the premises.

The business targeted is understood to be Nite Fun 98.

“The group have threatened at least three employees who were in the premises at the time and have taken an amount of cash from the till.

“The group has then left in a stolen vehicle, which police have identified as part of our enquiries.

“One of the employees has received minor injuries in relation to this incident and has received medical treatment overnight.

“We are ensuring support is in place for those who were involved.

“A scene guard has been in place overnight and will remain at the premises this morning while our investigation continues.”

Police have spoken to witnesses in relation to the incident but want anyone not yet spoken to to phone 105 or go online to https://www.police.govt.nz/use-105, using Update My Report. Reference file number 230928/4248.

Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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