3 Nov 2019

Arrests after elderly woman seriously injured in home invasion

9:02 pm on 3 November 2019

Police have arrested three young people in relation to the assault on Bath Street, Levin yesterday evening that left a 90-year-old woman with serious injuries.

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The three young people will be appearing in the Levin Youth Court tomorrow charged with aggravated robbery.

Manawatu Area Investigations Manager Detective Senior Sergeant, Craig Sheridan, said further charges were being considered.

"We are pleased to have been able to make swift arrests to provide reassurance to the victim, her family and the wider community, who are understandably shaken by this incident," he said.

"We are still asking anyone with information to come forward and speak with police."

Police were called to the house on Bath Street in Levin yesterday afternoon.

They say two women entered the woman's house and assaulted her, and stole some items.

Anyone with information is asked to phone 105 and quote file number 191103/1009, or speak to us anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.