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Auckland mother beaten in car break-in

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 17/07/2017

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An Auckland woman was beaten unconscious after interrupting a pair of men breaking into her neighbour's car, police say.

The 55-year-old mother was walking to her car when she spotted two men trying to get into the vehicle in Point Chevalier on Monday evening.

When she approached them, they "punched and kicked her until she became unconscious," Detective Senior Sergeant Glenn Baldwin said.

"The woman's daughter tried to come to her mother's aid and was also assaulted."

Police say the men then stole the woman's keys and her car.

"This was a completely unprovoked attack on innocent members of the public. Both victims have been traumatised by the events," Det Snr Sgt Baldwin said.

Although the vehicle was found in Mount Albert on Tuesday morning, police are appealing for sightings of the men or the car.

They are described as in their early to mid 20s, Polynesian or Maori and of stocky build.

The car is a 1998 blue Volkswagen Polo hatchback, with the registration CYJ547.

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