Auckland crime wave: Shocking ram-raid footage show hooded thieves storming Parnell liquor store with chilly bin

Shocking footage has emerged showing the moment a Parnell liquor store was ram-raided on Tuesday morning.

Police said in a statement the Liquorland on Parnell Road was burgled just before 4am.

The owner of Liquorland sent Newshub the CCTV footage, which showed a car driving through the entrance to the store, smashing the glass door.

The entrance to the Liquorland in Parnell.
The entrance to the Liquorland in Parnell. Photo credit: Newshub

Thieves, wearing hoodies and masks to cover their faces, then sprint into the store carrying bags and chilly bins.

They can be seen stealing alcohol from the store and placing them in the chilly bin.

The trio then carry several bottles of alcohol to the car before returning to steal more.

As they're leaving one of the thieves tries to make off with a handful of bottles, but they drop several items.

Police said after stealing the alcohol, the thieves fled the scene in two vehicles.

"One of those vehicles has since been located in the Wiri area with some of the stolen property recovered."

Police said enquiries into the burglary are ongoing.

"Anyone with information can contact our 105 phone service or go to, using Update My Report. Please reference file number 220802/5772.

"Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111."

The latest ram-raid comes a day after thieves smashed into a dairy in Penrose before making off with stolen goods in a Toyota Wish.

Last week, an Auckland business owner helped fight off thieves trying to rob a Remuera watch shop.

The owner took on a group of thieves, one of them allegedly armed with an axe, as they attempted a mid-afternoon smash and grab of the watch shop About Time.

Last month Dairy and Business Association chair Sunny Kaushal called for the families of young offenders involved in ram-raids to be investigated by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD).

Kaushal said there has been a "staggering breakdown in law and order" and labelled crime an "emergency" in New Zealand.

"As you know, we are in a crime emergency and it's right now, It's right here.

"So it's quite a serious situation. The dairy owners are on the front line and being the most affected businesses by this senseless crime."

It comes after documents revealed to Newshub showed a dramatic spike in ram-raids.

In the first six months of this year, there have been 254 ramraids - that's a 518 percent increase from the first six months of 2018.

A police report analysing a year of ram raids found 76 percent were committed by youths under 17 years old and 17 percent were under 13 years old.