An Auckland Peaches and Cream employee has been targeted in a brutal attack on Saturday, suffering a reported broken nose.
A police spokesperson told Newshub officers responded to a report of a person being assaulted at Peaches and Cream's Manukau store on Cavendish Dr at around 5:15pm.
"Enquiries into the circumstances of the incident are ongoing," the spokesperson said.
Hato Hone St John spokesperson said they responded with one ambulance to the scene.
"We assessed and treated one patient who was transported to Middlemore Hospital in a moderate condition," St John said.
Peaches and Cream chief executive Sandra Waters told New Zealand Herald a man had entered the store "muttering something" and then walked out.
"He then walked back in, started shouting at the employee, and started punching him," Waters said.
It's reported by NZ Herald the worker has a gash on the back of the head and a suspected broken nose.
Newshub footage from the scene showed a man walking out of the adult store with blood stains on his arm and holding a cloth to his nose.
The footage also showed the store cordoned off with police officers and St John ambulance staff at the scene.
Waters said she was "sick of nothing being done about retail crime".