3 Mar 2024

Worker threatened during robbery at Auckland petrol station

6:43 pm on 3 March 2024
Unexplained death in Taita, Lower Hutt early on Sunday 26th January 2020.  A Police cordon and crime scene invetsigation tent were in place Monday 27th January 2020.

Photo: RNZ / Patrice Allen

A worker was threatened during an early-morning robbery at an Auckland petrol station.

Police are investigating following the robbery at Caltex in Western Springs, which happened just after 7am Sunday.

In a statement, police said a group of "several people" threatened the station attendant, who activated a fog cannon and "moved to a secure place".

The employee was "shaken but unharmed", police said.

"The offenders stole things before fleeing in a vehicle that was found abandoned by police a short time later."

The Caltex has been contacted for comment.

This is the second time the petrol station has been robbed in less than a year.

In May 2023, two people targeted the petrol station in what police described as a "violent attack".

They smashed their way through the night pay window, then assaulted the night worker on duty, leaving him with minor injuries.