Woman beaten un­con­scious, car stolen

Central Leader - - SITUATIONS VACANT -

A woman was beaten un­til she was un­con­scious by two men try­ing to break into her neigh­bour’s car in cen­tral Auck­land.

Po­lice said the 55-year-old woman was walk­ing to her own car around 7pm on Mon­day when she saw two men try­ing to break into the car on Suther­land Rd, in Pt Che­va­lier.

The men at­tacked her, kick­ing and punch­ing her un­til she was un­con­scious, be­fore turn­ing on the woman’s daugh­ter who had tried to come to her aid.

The men made off with the woman’s car, a 1998 blue Volk­swa­gen Polo hatch­back, reg­is­tra­tion CYJ547. Po­lice are ap­peal­ing to the pub­lic for sight­ings of the car be­tween 7pm on Mon­day and 9.30am on Tues­day, when it was found in Mt Al­bert.

Auck­land City Po­lice De­tec­tive Se­nior Sergeant Glenn Bald­win said it was a ‘‘com­pletely un­pro­voked at­tack on in­no­cent mem­bers of the pub­lic’’.

‘‘Both vic­tims have been trau­ma­tised by the events and po­lice need your help to catch these vi­o­lent crim­i­nals be­fore they hurt any­one else,’’ Bald­win said.

Po­lice be­lieve both men were in their early to mid 20’s, Poly­ne­sian or Maori and of stocky build.

One was de­scribed as hav­ing very short black hair, pos­si­bly shaved, wear­ing a long-sleeved white T-shirt and dark pants with black Nike shoes.

The sec­ond man was wear­ing a blue wind­breaker-style jacket with a hood and black pants.

If you have any in­for­ma­tion that may help po­lice, con­tact the Auck­land Crime Squad on 09 302 6557, or Crimestop­pers anony­mously on 0800 555 111.

CA­TRIN OWEN/STUFF

Suther­land Road, the lo­ca­tion of the in­ci­dent.

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