Police seek assistance on assault

Police seek assistance on assault

Counties Manukau

Counties Manukau Police are asking for assistance from the public in regards to a serious assault that occurred on 22 April 2014.  At 6:20pm a 19 year old woman was attacked behind the Pak n' Save shopping centre on Orly Avenue, Mangere.

The offender has been described as:
• Male Polynesian
• Dark brown complexion
• Aged 19-20 years of age
• Medium build
• 5'9-6' tall
• Curly brown hair
• Almond shaped eyes (wide apart)
• Gold tooth
• Tribal tattoo on left forearm
• Wearing a black short sleeved shirt with brown print on the front, black track-pants and white ankle length socks.

Detective Simon Potter of Counties Manukau West Police says that a piece of material was torn from the offender’s clothing during the assault.  “It is likely that the offender was left with a damaged piece of clothing.  We are interested to hear from anyone who knows anything about this assault or who knows someone who might fit the description.  A gold tooth is a particularly identifiable feature.”

If you know anything about this assault or know someone who may match this description, please contact Detective Simon Potter at Counties Manukau Police on 09 259 1264 or spy452@police.govt.nz.

ENDS

Issued by Kimberley Mathews/Communications Manager, Counties Manukau Police
021 192 0717