14 Jun 2017

Worker injured in Auckland service station robbery

12:56 pm on 14 June 2017

A worker has been injured trying to stop armed robbers taking cash and cigarettes from a service station west of Auckland.

Police said two men turned up at the BP in Kumeu in a stolen car just after 6am, one armed with a screwdriver.

The service station attendant tried to stop one of the robbers, suffering injuries to his hands.

He was taken to North Shore Hospital with moderate injuries.

Police have charged a 16-year-old with aggravated robbery, and a number of other counts.

They were still looking for the second man, who drove off in the stolen car.