Woman takes on bur­glars

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A Mata­mata woman has had a rocky start to 2016 af­ter she was as­saulted in her home by a bur­glar.

The woman was awake in bed around 4.45am on New Years Day when she spot­ted a man look­ing at her through her bed­room door, po­lice said.

She told him to leave and he did so. But when she later heard noises in the liv­ing room, she got up and found a se­cond man at­tempt­ing to steal her lap­top.

When she chal­lenged him, the man dropped the com­puter and left the house.

As he left, the first man re­turned and as­saulted her. The woman was not badly in­jured by the at­tack.

Po­lice com­mended her brav­ery in chal­leng­ing the bur­glars, but rec­om­mend any­one in a sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tion should avoid con­fronta­tion and call po­lice.

The two bur­glars are still at large and po­lice are call­ing for in­for­ma­tion.

One man was Maori, aged be­tween 28 and 36. He was about 165cm tall and had big eyes, big lips and a solid build. He wore a black hoodie and blue jeans.

The se­cond bur­glar was around 25, skinny, and around 185cm tall with a hunched gait. Also Maori, the younger man had a thin mous­tache. His hair was short on the sides and long on top, pos­si­bly with a rats’ tail at the back. He spoke with a soft voice. Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion that could help iden­tify th­ese men should con­tact Mata­mata po­lice on 07 888 7117 or Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.

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