Elderly woman assaulted in her home


An elderly woman is recovering from minor injuries following an incident at her Havelock North home.

Detective Sergeant Darren Pritchard of the Hawke’s Bay Police says that at about 4pm on Thursday, the victim was grabbed from behind at her front door by a man.

She was pushed over and had an item of personal property taken from her.

“The offender has specifically targeted this victim and yet again we see the brazen actions of criminals targeting a senior member of our community,” says Detective Sergeant Pritchard.

“We will be continuing work to identify the male responsible and hold him accountable.”

This robbery is not believed to be related to the kidnapping and robbery of the elderly man at the Hastings Countdown Supermarket last month.

Although one arrest has been made in connection to that attack, Police are still actively seeking others believed to be have been involved.