Police identify man sought over Sofitel taking pictures

Hone Reihana

2021-04-23 08:52:05

Police have named the person they’re in search of after a taking pictures incident in a resort foyer at Auckland’s waterfront final week.

Hone Reihana

Hone Reihana
Picture: Provided / NZ Police

Police need assist from the general public to seek out Hone Reihana, 27, however say the patched Head Hunter needs to be thought of harmful and never be approached.

Sofitel person of interest.

Hone Reihana in a just lately taken photograph
Picture: Provided / NZ Police

Police stated Reihana had connections throughout Auckland and anybody that noticed him ought to name 111 instantly.

They warned that anyone aiding Reihana in evading police may very well be responsible for prosecution.

Detective Inspector John Sutton stated: “Because the incident occurred on fifteenth April, a devoted crew of detectives from throughout Tāmaki Makaurau have labored tirelessly to establish these answerable for the incident final Thursday morning, which we all know concerned people from the Head Hunters and Mongols organised crime teams”.

He requested anybody with data to contact police on 09 477 5221 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Within the incident on 15 April photographs had been fired on the Sofitel resort in Viaduct Harbour. The taking pictures was a part of a gang battle between he Mongols and the Headhunters, in accordance with Minister of Police Poto Williams.

Armed police swarmed the upmarket resort after photographs had been fired within the foyer about 9am. There have been no reported accidents within the assault.

A visitor who was staying on the resort for 2 nights stated he was sitting within the resort restaurant when he heard two loud bangs.

“Properly, I believed it was a contractor working outdoors … after which unexpectedly we had been evacuated. I did not see something. We went out the again and the police arrived.”

An armed police officer at the Sofitel in Viaduct Basin, Auckland.

An armed police officer on the Sofitel in Viaduct Harbour, Auckland.
Picture: RNZ / Simon Rogers

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