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Ashburton aggravated assault and burglary – police investigating

Ashburton home invasion news

Police in Ashburton are seeking information on a burglary and aggravated assault that saw a man in his 70s require hospital treatment.

Between 10:45pm and 11pm on Thursday 6 October, a man disturbed an intruder on their property on West Street near Racecourse Road.

“The male intruder has savagely attacked the 73-year-old victim and fled the scene on foot,” says Detective Craig Clare.

“The victim has required hospital treatment as a result.”

The suspect was described as a man around 6 feet tall, medium build, wearing a white or light-coloured hoodie with the hood up over his head.

It is possible the suspect was captured on a vehicle’s dash camera in the area of the Russell Ave end of Racecourse Road or Russell Avenue itself – if so, Police would like to hear from you.

‘We would also like to hear from anyone who noticed a man matching the description in the area around the time mentioned.

‘If you can help, please get in touch via our 105 phone service or online using Update My Report. Please reference file number 221007/9164.

Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Source:RT News

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  1. The suspect was described as a man around 6 feet tall, medium build, wearing a white or light-coloured hoodie with the hood up over his head.
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