20 Sep 2016

Carjacking victim's family relieved about arrest

From Checkpoint, 5:08 pm on 20 September 2016

A woman who was beaten and had her car stolen in a Panmure parking lot says she's still tired and dizzy but is recovering.

Nancy Voon, 65, had just arrived at the YMCA in Panmure last Wednesday when two young women dragged her from her car, attacked her and then took off in the vehicle.

Ms Voon suffered concussion and a broken nose and spent four days in hospital.

Police today arrested and charged a 17-year-old woman with aggravated robbery, theft and unlawfully taking a motor-vehicle.

Ms Voon told Checkpoint with John Campbell she was grateful for her community, her church, her friends and her family for all the support they have shown over the last week.

She was getting better, she said.

"I just feel tired, a bit of dizziness, but still OK."

Ms Voon's son, Chee Yen Phua, said his mother was relieved that someone had been arrested over the attack.

The 17-year-old was due to appear in the Auckland District Court this afternoon.

Police said two other suspects, both under the age of 17, had been identified. They were in Child Youth and Family custody on an unrelated matter and police would be speaking with them.


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