P¯ap¯amoa home invasion Masked intruders armed with axe and crowbar
Residents living in the quiet Pa¯pa¯moa cul de sac of Waterford Park Drive woke to the sounds of screaming and glass shattering yesterday.
Police say two armed men entered a house on the street about 4.30am and allegedly assaulted a man and woman.
The men were masked and armed with an axe and a crowbar and were “specifically targeting this address”, police said.
Police were looking through CCTV footage late yesterday afternoon, and no arrests had been made by 8pm.
A resident who lived in the street said she awoke to the sound of “glass shattering”.
The woman, who did not want to be identified, turned on her lights and another neighbour who lived opposite her, ran across the road to tell her there may have been a home invasion. Another resident told the
that his daughter heard a commotion around the time of the attack but was not aware of what was happening.
He said his daughter “heard a woman screaming ‘help me, help me’ and then it all went quiet”.
Another neighbour also said he was woken up by a scream.
He said he thought he was dreaming.
“It was either a kid, or it was a woman, running down the street screaming. And then I heard a car engine just speed down the street.”
Fifteen minutes later, he heard a couple of neighbours talking loudly outside.
He said it was not something he expected to happen in Waterford Park Drive. He was sleeping with his window open. “It’s a quiet street.”
Other people living in Waterford Park Drive said they did