NZ Police CommCens Alert 05:15 10-08-2006 Counties Manukau
Location of incident: Otara
Incident Type: Kidnapping/Assault
At around 12.20 am this morning a member of the public was kidnapped and assaulted in Otara. The offenders had jumped into the victims vehicle. The victim was held for a short time by the offenders whilst driving the victims vehicle around Otara. The victim was eventually released and called the police. The offenders made off in the victims vehicle.
Just after 4am this morning a member of the public informed the police of some suspicious activity in the area of the Panmure Yacht Club.
On attending the Yacht Club the police located the victims vehicle. The police are also now speaking with six persons that are helping the police with there inquiries.
The police would appreciate anyone who may have witnessed the incident or may have seen the victims vehicle - Green Nissan Pulsar Hatchback - to contact the Detective Sergeant of the Crime Squad, Wiri CIB.