Mr Whippy truck's gunpoint robbery

  • Breaking
  • 12/04/2015

By 3 News online staff

Auckland police are hunting for two teenage boys accused of robbing a Mr Whippy ice-cream truck at gunpoint.

The pair brandished a small firearm at the female ice-cream seller at Bastion Point's Michael Joseph Savage Park yesterday afternoon.

The suspects – described as being Maori, between 15 and 18 – fled towards Mission Bay with a small bag containing cash and cards.

The victim told the New Zealand Herald she is coping as well as she can, and believes the incident was planned.

"They were obviously waiting for their moment and it was definitely a well-planned and well-executed robbery," she says.

"It would be nice if there was some kind of protection for people up there. It's a very popular place [but] there's nothing, no CCTV. I think there needs to be a bit more security."

Mr Whippy New Zealand general manager Chris Dorn told the newspaper the most important thing was that the victim was not hurt.

"[The victim] followed [safety procedures] perfectly by following the armed robbers' requests and giving them the cash in her van," he says.

"We were spoken to as an organisation by the New Zealand police around what to do in this [type of] incident as recently as August 2014."

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact police.

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