Posted by on 25/10/2014
CIB and Police Safety Team personnel are investigating a burglary that occurred in Whangamata shortly after midnight, last Friday morning.
An elderly woman occupant was attacked by a man who broke into her house. At one point she was able to escape to a neighbours address where police and ambulance services were called for help.
As a result of the investigation a 19 year old man known to the victim was arrested and appeared in the Hamilton District later today on Injuring and Burglary charges. He has been remanded in custody to appear again in court on the 28th August.
Despite the gravity of the attack on the elderly woman, fortunately she suffered minor injuries which required minimal medical attention. Police are full of praise for the victims bravery and thank the people of Whangamata who assisted the victim after the attack took place. She has been provided with victim support.
Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with this assault. Waihi CIB are dealing with this matter.
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