27 Jan 2012

Taupo woman confronted by armed men

4:21 pm on 27 January 2012

A Taupo woman was confronted by three armed men after disturbing them breaking into the back of a shop.

Police say the 22-year old disturbed the men as she arrived to start work in the early hours of Friday morning.

They say the men confronted her with two pistols and a crowbar, forcing her to the ground and stealing her car keys before fleeing the scene.

Police say the woman was unhurt but shaken by the experience.

The car was later recovered.