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Man forced to drive around at knife-point during Auckland robbery

Police are appealing for information about a robbery incident in Auckland last month where the victim was driven around at knifepoint as the offender demanded cash and a credit card.

They say the victim was sitting in his car parked on Stranolar Drive in Mount Roskill at about 10.30pm on Friday November 23 when he was approached by a man and threatened with a knife.

After trying to flee, the victim was punched in the face, causing a broken jaw.

The victim was made to drive around the streets of Mount Roskill as the offender demanded cash and a credit card.

The man was made to go to his home and get cash, which was given to the offender who then fled the scene.

The offender is described as being Maori of Pacific Islander in his 20s with a strong build.

He is around 175 cm tall, clean shaven and has short, medium to dark coloured hair. 

"We believe that the offender may have spoken to someone about this incident, and there are people out there who know the person involved," Detective Senior Sergeant Glenn Baldwin.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Julia Bixley on 021 1912833 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Source: 1 NEWS