Knife no match for note-pad

BLANTON SMITH
Last updated 12:21 29/07/2014

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A woman who had a knife pulled on her in New Plymouth last night scared the would-be car-jacker off by hitting him with a pad.

Sergeant Bruce Irivine said the woman was sitting in her car on Grenville St, Marfell, about 5.30pm when the attempted robbery took place.

''She's been sitting in her car finishing up some work and the offender has come up and opened her door, presented a knife and demanded her keys.''

''She's hit him with a refill pad and shut the door and he has run off towards the skate park by Cook St.''

Irvine said the woman removed the keys from the ignition so the alleged offender couldn't get them.

''As he's run off she has sounded her horn for a long time and then followed him in the car up to the skate park, but come to a locked gate.

"The offender has run off in that direction.''

The young man is described as being 16 or 17-years-old, with olive skin and wearing a blue or blue and white hoodie that was up over his head, Irvine said.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the offender or know who he is, Irvine said.

New Plymouth police can be contacted on 759 5500

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- Taranaki Daily News

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