82yo attacked in own home
Wed, 24 Oct 2012 2:48p.m.
By 3 News online staff
An 82-year-old Wainuiomata man has been brutally assaulted in his own home.
The attack occurred last night after the man answered a knock at his door on Norfolk Street shortly before 8pm.
“He was confronted by two young males, who asked to speak to a person known to the victim. He was then pushed to the ground and struck over the head with a wooden baton. Demands were made for cash,” detective sergeant Mike Sears says.
The offenders made a messy search of the house, before leaving with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The victim sustained bad bruising to his face and body and has been left shaken by the attack. He is currently staying with family.
Police describe the offenders as 15 to 16-year-old males. One was wearing black and white sports shoes.
“These are dangerous offenders and we want them caught as soon as possible,” Mr Sears says.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Hutt Valley Police on (04) 560 2600 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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29/10/2012 2:55:20 a.m.
Yep , those uglys did get caught thanks to me and my mate made lots of statements which lead to a good pathway of catching them two boys. Was really DISGUTED when me and my mate found this out , just think to yourslef what if that was your own grandparents those boys will not like it at all !!!
25/10/2012 6:56:56 a.m.
Lets hope the man makes a full recovery and the gutless crims are caught. No one deserves to be treated like this and especially in their own home. This is not africa its nz and Im ashamed some our youth are so out of touch with community spirit that they would do something like this in the first place. Its happening more frequently and time it stopped.
25/10/2012 12:05:45 a.m.
I hope you catch them and give the old guy the opportunity to bash them back
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