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Teenager arrested, charged with assaulting elderly Waikanae couple in their home

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A 17 year old has been arrested and charged with assaulting an elderly couple in their Waikanae home.

He appeared in the Porirua District Court this afternoon, charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He also faced two charges of burglary for this incident, as well as a burglary earlier in the evening near He Awa Street.

The elderly victims of the assault remain in hospital in a stable condition.

Detective Senior Sergeant Grant Ferguson, Kapiti-Mana Investigations Manager, says “This incident has caused significant concern in the local community and we are pleased to have it resolved swiftly. I hope the Kapiti community is reassured that this cowardly person will face the consequences of his actions.”

News from NZ Police – December 10
Police have recovered the vehicle stolen from the Waikanae address where an elderly couple were assaulted in their home yesterday. The car will undergo a forensic examination today. Police have begun a scene examination at the property and are hoping to gain further details about the offenders when they speak with the elderly couple this morning.

Detective Senior Sergeant Grant Ferguson, Kapiti-Mana Area Investigations Manager, says “We have had an excellent response from the public, particularly the local community, who have come forward with information and we want to thank them for that.”

News from NZ Police – December 9
An elderly couple were assaulted in their Waikanae home overnight. Kapiti-Mana Police are investigating the serious assault which occurred in He Awa Street.

The offenders stole the couple’s car and Police are appealing for any sightings of a green 1999 Honda Accord, registration YP4339.

Detective Senior Sergeant Ferguson says “This is very concerning attack on an elderly couple in their home, it doesn’t get much worse than this. We want to locate the persons responsible as soon as possible and prevent any one else being at risk of harm by them.”

“The couple are in hospital undergoing medical treatment and we are hoping they will be able to provide further details about the incident as they recover. They are understandably very shaken by what has occurred.”

Anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area or has seen the vehicle should urgently contact the Kapiti-Mana Police on (04) 238 1400. Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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