Watch: Police release footage of armed robberies in Auckland

  • 16/09/2023

Police have released new CCTV vision of recent armed robberies from bars in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Three Auckland bars, near to each other, were targeted this week and Police believe the three crimes could be linked.

On Saturday early morning in Point Chevalier, six armed thieves robbed the Wapiti Sports Bar at about 2am as staff were closing up for the night.

CCTV video shows six young men, wearing light-coloured pants and hoodies as they casually browsed the premises.

They allegedly threatened staff with a gun and hammers.

Meanwhile on Friday in Mt Albert, a short drive away, a group of armed men robbed the Harlequin Sports Bar on Great North Road just before 1am.

Several staff and punters were inside at the time.

And on Thursday also in Mount Albert, four masked robbers broke into the Mount Albert Sports Bar at 2:20am.

In the CCTV video released, one young man can be seen hitting the glass entrance with a hammer before he and his three associates filed into the pub - all within four seconds.

One staff member and four customers were inside.

Police have since offered Victim Support to all those affected.

The public can contact police by calling 105, or sharing information anonymously with Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111. 

File numbers to quote are:

  • 230914/9893 - Mt Albert Sports Bar - Thursday September 14
  • 230915/4397 - Harlequin Sports Bar - Friday September 15
  • 230916/8450 - Wapiti Sports Bar - Saturday September 16