Robbery

A man tries to rob a store in Christchurch in May 2017.

Retailers say criminals getting brazen, violent

Employee thefts are also on the rise, new research has found.

Dorothy is worth nearly NZ$5000.

Man smashes through sex shop with bolt cutters to steal sex doll

CCTV footage captured his determined break-in and escape.

Robbery

Post shop owner fighting to keep Kiwibank services

He's been robbed six times and even had a gun pointed at his face.

Police are still hunting for some of those involved.

Man dies after house robbery fight

Police are still hunting for some of those involved following Hawkes Bay robbery.

James Woods

James Woods witnesses, tweets Vegas robbery

Art was imitating life for the Casino actor as he tweeted the armed hold-up.

Robbery

Family shares harrowing dairy robbery footage

WARNING: Graphic content.

Two paintings by Gottfried Lindauer were stolen from a Parnell gallery in April.

'The right thing to do is return them'

International Art Centre director pleads for return of stolen Lindauer paintings.

Ratan Raju doesn't have time for crooks.

Shopkeeper picks up candy tin, fights off robber

A service station owner took on a machete-wielding bandit, armed with a can of Pringles and candy.

Three people were apprehended after an aggravated robbery at a Palmerston North dairy.

Aggravated dairy robbery in Palmerston North

Police quickly rounded up three people.

Mananui Dairy

Armed robbery at Whakatane dairy

It took place on James St early Saturday morning.

He refused to hand it over to the gang of youths, and was brutally attacked.

'Drown him!' Teen held under water in vicious Christchurch robbery

He refused to hand it over to the gang of youths, and was brutally attacked.

Robbery

Fairytale ending after 'fairy godfather' tackles armed robber

He told Newshub he was grabbing a pie at the time.

The man was attending a breast cancer awareness event.

Pink fairy tackles alleged robber to the ground

He was raising awareness for breast cancer at the time in Napier.

61-year-old Henry Pere tragically died of an aneurysm.

Man arrested over robbery of dying Waihi man

Henry Pere died of an aneurysm, but not before he had his wallet stolen.

She took his credit card while he was having an epileptic fit.

US woman steals man's wallet while he suffers seizure

The heartless act was captured by a store's CCTV camera.

Robbery

Hitchhiker robbed at knifepoint near Matamata

Five minutes after getting in the car, the driver pulled over and another passenger pulled a knife.

When staff refused, the enraged customer allegedly threatened to shoot.

McDonald's customer allegedly threatens to shoot Auckland drive-thru worker

He stole several bags of food, before he sped away.

Police are searching for two suspects.

Staff 'traumatised' following Tauranga robbery

Two men, armed with firearms, took cash from the Bethlehem store.

Hoodie

Hoodie-wearing youths hit Gore dairy

Three young men wearing balaclavas and hoodies escaped after the violent robbery attempt.

"There was nothing outside telling people that this was a film set," says Sergeant Kim Riley.

Actor shot at by US police after mistaken for bank robber

His portrayal was accurate. Fortunately, their aim wasn't.