24 Oct 2011

Robbers hold up supermarket during Cup final

8:02 pm on 24 October 2011

Armed robbers targeted a supermarket in West Auckland during the Rugby World Cup final.

Police were called out to the Countdown in Blockhouse Bay just after 9pm on Sunday after three masked men entered the supermarket, threatening staff with a variety of weapons, including a pistol and knives.

Police say they got away with some money and other items.

A short time later a stolen silver Subaru Legacy car was found abandoned, which the police believe was used during the incident.