Elderly couple target of home invasion

PHILLIPA YALDEN
Last updated 15:14 04/09/2014

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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. 

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- Waikato Times

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