Employee thefts are also on the rise, new research has found.
CCTV footage captured his determined break-in and escape.
He's been robbed six times and even had a gun pointed at his face.
Police are still hunting for some of those involved following Hawkes Bay robbery.
Art was imitating life for the Casino actor as he tweeted the armed hold-up.
International Art Centre director pleads for return of stolen Lindauer paintings.
A service station owner took on a machete-wielding bandit, armed with a can of Pringles and candy.
He refused to hand it over to the gang of youths, and was brutally attacked.
He told Newshub he was grabbing a pie at the time.
He was raising awareness for breast cancer at the time in Napier.
Henry Pere died of an aneurysm, but not before he had his wallet stolen.
The heartless act was captured by a store's CCTV camera.
Five minutes after getting in the car, the driver pulled over and another passenger pulled a knife.
He stole several bags of food, before he sped away.
Two men, armed with firearms, took cash from the Bethlehem store.
Three young men wearing balaclavas and hoodies escaped after the violent robbery attempt.