Woman held at knifepoint at her Levin home

Police are on the hunt for armed robbers, after a woman was tied up in a terrifying home invasion in Levin.
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Police are on the hunt for armed robbers, after a woman was tied up in a terrifying home invasion in Levin.

A woman was held at knifepoint during a terrifying armed robbery of her Levin home.

She was tied up by the robbers and left shaken by the early-morning ordeal.

The woman's mother, who did not want to be named, said her daughter was too frightened to return home after the attack, which happened about 3.45am on Monday on Trafalgar St. 

"Physically she's fine, emotionally she is not."

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Her daughter was staying out of town, she said. 

"I'm just here doing some cleaning up. They took a few items, including her car."

In a statement, acting Detective Sergeant Dave Wilson said the woman was woken up by two men.

"The woman was tied up at knifepoint by the two men and was unable to get a close look at them."

The men demanded property, before leaving the scene in her car, which police had since found.

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Police are working closely with the woman, who is "very shaken" by what happened.

The woman banged on a neighbour's window about 4am seeking help but her neighbour was fast asleep. 

The neighbour, who did not want to be named, said she didn't hear a thing and hadn't realised what happened until the next day. 

Forensic and scene examinations have been carried out by police.

Victim support services are being provided to her.

Police want to hear from anyone who may have seen the robbers' vehicle, a grey Nissan Murano, registration GSU174, in the Levin area on the morning of March 20.

Monday's robbery follows reports of a bizarre home invasion in Levin in the early hours of Wednesday, March 8.

Two brothers and their 88-year-old mother were jolted awake as an intruder entered their Bledisloe St home.

The youngest brother – a 57-year-old Horowhenua man – has told Stuff he was woken suddenly by a medical alarm, about 3am.

He rushed into his mother's room, and after seeing she was OK, went into the lounge, where his 65-year-old brother slept each night.

There, he saw an unknown man sitting in an arm chair. He was asked to leave, but would not go. 

The oldest brother and the intruder got into a scuffle before the home invader left, but the older brother was left injured and suffering symptoms similar to a heart attack. The mother, meanwhile, suffered a heart attack.

Police do not have any indication the incidents are linked, a police spokeswoman said. They are awaiting forensic test results from the Bledisloe St incident. 

Anyone with information about Monday's robbery can contact Detective Richard Morse or acting Detective Sergeant Dave Wilson at Levin police on 06 366 0500, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 - Stuff

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