- Publish Date
- Monday, 14 March 2016, 4:59PM
A frustrated South Auckland dairy owner has shared a video showing a group of people taking $2500 worth of items from his store.
Co-owner of Redhill Superette in Papakura, Indy Purewal said about 10 teenagers came to the store around 5pm yesterday wanting to buy cigarettes.
Store workers refused to serve them because they didn't have identification.
Mr Purewal said about half the group started yelling at the two workers and taking items, while others remained outside.
“The boys were really scared; they were trying to defend themselves and the store,” Mr Purewal said.
He said the items stolen include a worker's iPhone, cigarettes and one teenager tried to break into the shop till.
Mr Purewal said he shared the video online because he thinks people need to be aware this is going on.
Mr Purewal's family had owned the store for 21 years and had been robbed about 17 or 18 times.
“We average about one robbery a year. It’s not just us, there’s other businesses around here and there’s been quite a few break-ins at houses as well.
A Counties Manukau police spokeswoman said police wouldn’t comment on the incident as it was under investigation.