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Man needs stitches after driveway attack

Last updated 05:00 19/03/2014

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Counties Manukau police are seeking witnesses to an attack in which a man was beaten and threatened with a knife and a pistol.

The man was attacked at about 7.50am on February 24 as he was loading an item into his car in the driveway of his property on Mill Rd.

Two men hit him and dragged him to the ground before he managed to break free and run for help.

He required stitches to his face and suffered bruising.

The offenders stole a small amount of foreign currency and a toy BB gun from the man's home.

A police dog unit tracked them but lost it at the corner of Mill and Alfriston roads.

Detective sergeant Michele Gillespie of the Papakura criminal investigation bureau says it's possible the offenders had a car parked near the school.

She's asking for anyone who saw anything suspicious to come forward and prevent anyone else being targeted in the same way.

"This was a particularly traumatising event for the victim to have experienced on his own property."

The offenders are both described as males of Maori or Pacific Island descent.

One was wearing a light grey hoody and the other was wearing a light-coloured hoody with black inside the hood.

Both wore cloths over their mouths.

Call Ms Gillespie on 259 0345 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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- Papakura Courier

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