"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."
not hear anything, but saw police officers on the street when they left for work later in the morning.
Police were carrying out a scene examination of the house yesterday.
Detective Sergeant Darryl Brazier said two armed men entered a house in Waterford Park Drive about 4.30am and allegedly assaulted a man and woman.
Brazier said the men were wearing masks and stole two cars from the house, a black 2011 Holden Commodore and a 1998 silver BMW. The vehicles were found at a rural address near Pa¯pa¯moa soon after.
The victims suffered minor injuries in the attack and did not require medical treatment.
However, both were “pretty traumatised” and were speaking with police, Brazier said.
He said until the scene examination was completed, he was unable to say whether anything else had been taken from the property.
“We have very little at this stage because the victims are still being interviewed, so really, we are looking for any witnesses that might have seen the cars, or other activity, this morning.
“We know these vehicles left the address in convoy. We’re not sure where they went to from the address, at this stage.”
Brazier asked anyone with information about the invasion to call police on (07) 577 4300 or anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police officers at the scene of a Pa¯pa¯moa home invasion involving an axe and crowbar yesterday.