Police are looking for three people seen with the van from which Kimleang Youn, 28, was dumped and later died of his injuries. Video / TVNZ
Police are searching for three mysterious people seen parking at a gas station in downtown Auckland in a van three hours after a man was fatally thrown from it.
New details have emerged about the unresolved death of Kimleang Youn, who succumbed to serious injuries in hospital three weeks after being pulled from a moving vehicle at Robertson Rd, Māngere on April 28.
Police have now revealed that they have now found the silver Toyota Alphard which witnesses saw the 28-year-old, also known as Heng, being pushed and shared security footage from a station forecourt. service where people inside the van pulled up to refuel later. night.
The features of at least one of the passengers are clearly marked while a second person, the driver, has his head hidden by a mask and hood and wears gloves.
Police hope someone will recognize the people or can provide more information on the movements of the van that night, and help resolve a homicide case that has left Youn’s family with many questions.
Manukau Counties Detective Sergeant Robert Kerr said the family of the deceased was still in mourning after making the difficult decision to turn off their breathing assistance.
“He is dearly loved by his family and friends and will be sadly missed,” Kerr said.
“He’s not a bad person. He didn’t get the attention of the police, but it’s clear that that night he was hanging out with the wrong people.”
Kerr said that while the vehicle at the center of the investigation was currently undergoing a forensic examination, officers wanted to hear from young people waiting at a bus stop who could have filmed the horror unfolding.
“We are really interested in these people to tell us what they saw and even what they filmed. This could be crucial for our investigation.”
Police have also called on anyone who traveled in the van or recognized those inside to come forward, saying they may have crucial information that will help with the investigation.
“We’re really interested in talking to anyone who was in that vehicle that night or been with that vehicle,” Kerr said.
Security footage from BP Connect on Fanshawe Street in downtown Auckland, about 10 miles from the scene of the incident, shows the van arriving at the forecourt at 11:45 p.m. with at least three people inside .
A male passenger exits through the rear sliding door and crosses the forecourt to the cash register where he pays for his gasoline.
The driver, whose face is obscured by a face mask and a balaclava, refueled in the van.
Police are also looking for other sightings of the vehicle the night the incident took place.
Witnesses say the van was driving along Gadsby Rd before turning left onto Robertson Rd at 8:30 p.m. when a man was thrown from the vehicle. He continued to drive along Robertson Rd without stopping.
Youn landed at the bus stop, suffering serious injuries. He died in hospital three weeks later.
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This notice was published: 2021-06-10 20:34:11