Woman hit with plank

Last updated 07:19 09/12/2013

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LATEST: A 65-year-old woman attacked by two intruders overnight remains in a stable condition in Dunedin Hospital.

Police this afternoon, in a statement, say they are continuing to investigate the home invasion in Kaka Point, south of Balclutha and no arrests have been made.

A scene examination was completed today and nothing was taken during the home invasion, and the motive for the attack is not known.

The offenders are described as being either Maori or Polynesian aged 18 to 20 years and were about 178cm to 180cm tall. 

Both offenders had their faces covered and one of the males was wearing a dark blue hooded top, blue jeans and black shoes.

While earlier media reports mentioned that a plank of wood was used as a weapon, police say they are yet to confirm if a weapon was involved.

Detective Sergeant Kate Bartlett, of Balclutha police said: ''We have had a great response from the local community in terms of information that could assist us in our investigations and we are very grateful for this. 

''However, we are still very keen to hear from anyone who might know something that might help us apprehend the two people involved.''

Two men entered the woman's home about 6pm intending to rob her. When the woman attempted to confront the men they hit her with the wood, police said.

Two members of the public, aged 55 and 65, were also assaulted by the men as they left the property.

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