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16-year-old hit with claw hammer and robbed in Waitangi Park

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Wellington Police are appealing for information following a robbery at Waitangi Park last weekend.

At about 10.30pm on Sunday, a 16-year-old was in Waitangi Park near the waterfront with a 16-year-old friend. They were approached by a group of four young males.

One of the males was holding a claw hammer and demanded that the victim hand over property. The victim gave his phone and wallet, but despite this was struck in the face with the hammer before being kicked and punched by the same male.

The offender’s associates then joined in the attack and further kicked the victim while he was on the ground, before the group ran off towards the city centre.

The victim was taken to hospital where he was treated for bruising and a cut to the face.

The main offender is described as in his late teens to 20 years old, wearing a black face mask and a blue hoody, skinny and about 5’10” in height.

Anyone who saw any of this incident or has any information which may assist in identifying the offender, is asked to get in touch with Police. You can call 105 and quote file number 211011/7903. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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  1. Ray Chung, 15. October 2021, 14:44

    This should galvanise the WCC into installing security cameras in all inner-city parks.

  2. Pauline, 15. October 2021, 17:41

    This is another reason why the WCC should not have disbanded the Camera Base Wellington in the Police Station. It was done with no risk assessment and very little thought to the consequences. The camera base was staffed by over 50 volunteer camera operators working closely with the police in the Central Police Station to help keep Wellington safe. WCC claim that with their limited staffing they are doing a great job but, since the removal of Camera Base, there has been a noticeable increase in serious incidents in the city.

  3. Dave B, 16. October 2021, 3:58

    The culprits who did this need to be caught and re-programmed.

  4. michael, 16. October 2021, 9:22

    Camera Base was an example of a reason not to volunteer for anything associated with the city council, as they treated the volunteers shamefully.