Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Levin Police appeal for information after home invasion

Levin Police appeal for information after home invasion

Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 4:21pm

Central

Levin Police are urgently seeking information from the public after a home invasion followed by an attempted aggravated robbery of a dairy that occurred in the township yesterday evening (30 July, 2014).

Officer in charge of the investigation, Detective Sergeant Peter Vine says: "At about 6:25pm last night a man wearing dark clothing and a balaclava forced his way into a Liverpool Street home and confronted the elderly residents."

"The offender was carrying a knife and made demands before taking a wallet, mobile phone, keys, and the residents blue BMW vehicle."

In the stolen vehicle he then drove to the McArthur Street Dairy where he attempted to rob the owners before leaving in the vehicle. The victims of both incidents alerted police immediately.

A short time later the vehicle was sighted by officers and signalled to pullover however the offender has failed to stop for police. Officers pursued the vehicle until it was discarded by the offender at an address in Opiki north of Shannon. The offender decamped through farm land and is still yet to be located.

“Descriptions of the offender are being worked through with the victims but they are naturally distressed and it will take a bit of time to get some more details.

"We are continuing to support the victims and have also offered them the services of Victim Support."

Officers carried out a scene examination on the BMW and at the Liverpool Street property today and are in the process of canvassing the area around the dairy.

"We are appealing for anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious around Liverpool and McArthur Streets or in the general area including State Highway 57 yesterday evening to early morning to contact police immediately," says Detective Sergeant Vine.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detective Sergeant Vine on (06) 366 0509. Alternatively information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Departure Speech: Governor-General’s State Farewell Luncheon

"...Unfortunately I was unable to get to the Antarctic, the Chatham Islands and the Kermadecs. A dicky heart thwarted our travel to the Antarctic; and even though I volunteered to parachute into the Kermadecs to join the Young Blake expedition, time, commitments and officials frustrated my plans to visit the Kermadecs and Chathams." More>>

ALSO:

New Research: Most Homeless People Working Or Studying

“The cost of housing has been rising without corresponding increases in income, whilst the number of state houses per capita has been in decline. Many low-income people are missing out on housing, whether we recognise them as ‘homeless’ or not. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Traynor: New Offender Info Sharing Plan

“This Bill delivers on that step-change by moving away from name-based records held by individual agencies to a shared, anchor identity based on unalterable information, such as fingerprints and facial recognition. It also gives agencies access to the drivers’ licence photo database and birth, death and marriages information." More>>

  • NZ Law Foundation - New $2M fund for research on information challenges
  • Littoral: New Ship To Deliver Enhanced Naval Capability

    Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government has approved a Ministry of Defence and New Zealand Defence Force recommendation to request tenders for a new naval ship to support littoral operations. More>>

    July:

    After King's Labour Snub: Māori Party And Kiingitanga To Work Together

    Māori Party Co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox met with Kiingitanga representatives in Wellington yesterday to discuss working together on key issues for the betterment of Māori. More>>

    ALSO:

    Waitangi Claim On Rehabilitation: The 'Justus' System For Māori Not Good Enough

    Closing statements at the Waitangi Tribunal case against Corrections called for immediate steps and a comprehensive review to address the high rate of Māori reoffending. More>>

    ALSO:

    Advice: PM Sets Rules For Ministers' Treatment Of Public Servants

    Prime Minister John Key has laid down the law about the way ministers and public servants should interact, saying ministers may not always like the advice they receive, but they must listen to it carefully, respectfully and professionally. More>>

    Gordon Campbell: On The Funding Changes In Special Needs Education, And Uber

    The plan to strip out the educational support for older “special needs” children in order to meet the existing shortfall in funding for special needs in early childhood education is so miserly and relentlessly stupid as to defy belief… More>>

    SPECIAL EDUCATION (& More):

    Online Learning Plans:

    Get More From Scoop

     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Regional
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news