North Island shopkeepers are demanding increased police coverage following a number of violent 'Dairy' (corner shop) robberies by young assailants.
Some shopkeepers are talking about having to keep guns behind the counter for self protection.
- Police were called to Mangere, South Auckland after an armed robbery at the Idlewild Superette about 2pm on Monday.
The car was pursued by police, but the chase was soon abandoned after a shot was fired at a police car.
Three of the men then abandoned the car, and fled through the grounds of a school in Manurewa.