Elderly couple target of home invasion

Last updated 15:14 04/09/2014

Relevant offers


Pub hit and run accused can't drink or drive Anaru Rangihuna wanted in connection with alleged kidnapping Cameras capture knife wielding man in service station robbery A blonde in the big house: A Corrections officer is more than locking up inmates 'Someone's likely to get seriously injured somewhere along the way' Man stabbed at Right Wing Resistance party in Christchurch Gable Tostee's online claim of innocence for Warriena Wright's death re-emerges Man in court after Whanganui pub brawl hit-and-run Did police use booze checkpoint to target elderly women at euthanasia meeting? Blenheim man beaten for 'wearing pink'

An elderly couple were the target of a home invasion by a group who broke in and stole cash from the Hamilton East home.

A group of five people entered the couple's property about 11.15pm Wednesday, with one of the group, believed to be a man, smashing his way into the home. 

In the process, Hamilton Police Senior Sergeant Pete Simpson, says one of the elderly residents sustained minor injuries. 

''One person went in and assaulted one of the elderly couple.''

The culprit then made away with a small amount of cash before police tracked the group of young adults to Cobham Drive.

All five have been arrested and are likely to face robbery charges. 

No weapon was used in the incident, said Senior Sergeant Simpson. 

Ad Feedback

- Waikato Times

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content