Man's wrists slashed for iPhone

STEVE HOPKINS
Last updated 14:15 26/11/2012

Relevant offers

Crime

Damien Grant: Is the US bullying Dotcom? ACT policy to reduce prisoner sentences a deft political move Man hospitalised after late night stabbing in New Plymouth Marlborough farmer Phillip Pratt 'sickened' by dead calves with suspected gunshot wounds Man in hospital after assault in downtown Auckland ACT to reward prisoners with reduced sentences for learning to read in prison Hunt for passenger who fled car during police pursuit in Christchurch Man punched "multiple times'' in head in Queenstown assault 'She's a victim too', Otago crash victim says of tourist Murdered man Mark Beale's son willing to forgive

A man's wrists were repeatedly slashed with a metal object in South Auckland yesterday after refusing to hand over his iPhone.
 
A police spokeswoman said the man was walking along Settlement Rd, Papakura, about 8pm, when he noticed a group of four men and two women near the intersection with Harper St.

She said one of the men approached the victim and asked for cigarettes, but he said he didn't have any.

He was then asked if he had a phone and after showing the man his iPhone 5 was told to hand it over.
 
The remainder of the group then joined the altercation, the spokeswoman said.

The victim was pushed to the ground and was told he'd be "choked to death" if he didn't give up his phone.

The spokeswoman said a third man from the group then grabbed his wrist and started "slashing at it with a metal object" until he released his phone.
 
The men then searched the victim's pockets, under the direction of the women, and stole a packet of cigarettes and his wallet.

The victim, who was also kicked in the thighs, required hospital treatment and is now recovering from the ordeal.

Police have spoken with him and are appealing for any witnesses to the incident to contact them.

Ad Feedback

- Auckland Now

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content