War medal stolen during home invasion

Last updated 16:56 08/04/2014

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An elderly Auckland couple has been left shaken after being threatened by two crowbar-wielding men during an early morning break-in.

The men broke into the New Lynn home  at 6.45am on Sunday. One offender allegedly entered the couple's bedroom carrying a crowbar while the other ransacked the home, stealing small items and the war medal.

The gold and blue medal was pinned to a beige jacket that was also stolen.

Police are hopeful the distinctive jacket and medal could be recovered.

The badge was awarded to the man in 2006 by then-prime minister Helen Clark.

Detective Sergeant Eugene Pickett said the home invasion was "an incredibly frightening ordeal, in the very place the couple should have been able to feel safe".

"Not only has their home been invaded, but things that meant a great deal to them, like the gentleman's war pin, have been stolen from them," Pickett said.

"They are very shaken."

The two offenders are both described as Maori or Pacific Islander aged in their mid-20s to mid-30s. One was of a stocky build, the other slim.

Both men left in a red, mid-80s model car after the break-in.

Anyone who can provide information is asked to call Pickett at the Waitakere police on 09 213 8049 .

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