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Thief stole car with child inside: police

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 5/05/2017

A man has been charged with robbing a woman in Rotorua and stealing a car with a child inside.

The 30-year-old attacked the woman in Rotorua Central Mall on April 18, forcing her to the ground after she withdrew money from an ATM and robbing her in front of her children, police say.

On April 24, he then stole a car with a two-year-old inside from near a dairy on the corner of Pererika Street and Old Taupo Road, police say.

Police later found the car with the child inside safe and well.

The man is set to appear in Rotorua District Court on Saturday.

He is charged with robbery, unlawfully taking a car and abandoning a child under six.

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