Armed robbery in Burswood

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Police are searching for three offenders following an armed robbery at Headin’ Home Bar on Ti Rakau Drive this afternoon.

The disguised offenders entered the bar around 12:30pm where around a dozen customers were inside.

Two of the offenders, who were armed with firearms, threatened the staff and forced the customers to lie down on the floor.

Shots were fired before the offenders fled the scene with cash and into a white car that was waiting outside.

Police in attendance near a white car on Marriott Rd. Times photo Kelly Teed

A number of police were immediately called to the scene and surrounding area while the Eagle helicopter and several dog units also carried out searches of the area.

A forensic scene examination is underway and police are speaking to a large number of witnesses.

Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Warrick Adkin says Victim Support will be offered to those who were in the bar at the time.

Police would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened and has not yet spoken to officers or anyone who saw a white car parked in the bar carpark at around the time the robbery happened.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Counties Manukau Major Crime Team on 09 261 1321.

Information can also be given anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.