27 Dec 2011

Attempted robbery in Wellington

6:45 am on 27 December 2011

Wellington police are investigating an assault on a woman in the suburb of Newtown

They say the woman was near a bus stop on Adelaide Road at about 8pm on Monday when she was approached by a young man who tried to take her shopping bag.

Members of the public intervened, and a 23-year-old man has been arrested and charged with assault with intent to rob.

Police say the woman, who they describe as Asian and in her 60s, left the scene before they could speak to her. They want her to contact them.