A staff member at a Bunnings store in East Auckland is in hospital after being stabbed in an incident with a would-be robber.
Police and emergency services were called to the scene in Botany about 6pm yesterday.
"A male has entered the store armed with a knife and stabbed a Bunnings staff member before demanding money," Detective Inspector Chris Barry, of Counties Manukau Police, said.
"Another worker has quickly intervened and apprehended the male until police arrived."
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The injured worker was taken to Middlemore Hospital and is in a stable condition.
Police said the investigation is still ongoing and charges will be laid.
Bunnings NZ director Jacqui Coombes said police attended the scene after a Bunnings staff member was injured. The company was working closely with police.
"Our absolute priority is the welfare of all our team members involved.
"We thank our team for the way they worked together to handle a very challenging situation.
"As this is now a police matter, we are unable to comment further."