Woman threatened with knife, kidnapped

Last updated 15:53 18/08/2014

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A 33-year-old woman kidnapped at knifepoint in Whangarei has emerged from her ordeal shaken but unhurt.

She was parked in the Laurie Hall car park in the central city about 8.30am when a man threatened her with a knife, police said.

He forced her to drive to Mair Park, then to the ASB bank on Kensington Avenue, and the car park on Quay Street in the town basin.

"The man has then left her in the car about 9am and run off towards James Street and has disappeared," police said.

Police are appealing for any information relating to the incident.

They would like to hear from anyone who saw a silver 'people mover' car at any of the locations on the woman's knifepoint journey.

They would also like to hear from anyone who saw the man who is described as Maori and clean shaven, aged in his mid 30s to early 40s.

He was wearing a black hoodie, dark trousers (possibly jeans) and grey running shoes.

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