Police Ten 7 - Episode 14, 16 May 2013
Ten 7 Season 20
Case 1: Wanted – Cash and Jewellery Scam
Police in Counties Manukau need help to identify the women believed to be involved in a scam targeting elderly Asian woman.
The scammers approach the victim and convince them that they are cursed. The offenders then talk the victim into handing over cash and valuable possessions in order for them to remove the curse. The victim is handed back their bag of possessions and asked not to open the bag for 30 days. Thirty days later, the bag is opened and their money and valuables are gone.
Police believe these scammers are working their way down New Zealand as they have received a dozen reports in Auckland, a few in Wellington and it is their belief they are now operating in the South Island, most likely Christchurch.
Detectives would like to hear from anyone who believes they or a family member has been scammed by these thieves. They would also like to speak with anyone who recognises these woman and could help police stop them before they leave the country.
Case 2: Wanted – George Charles TROUSON
Police in Christchurch have a parole recall warrant to arrest George Charles TROUSON for breaching his conditions.
TROUSON is described as:
He has fish scales tattooed on the back of his left hand and the word ‘LOVE’ tattooed on his right fingers.
TROUSON is thought to be in the Dunedin area and may be getting around in a white ute.
He may be using the last name TROUNSON.
Case 3: Corsair Cres Serious Assault, Mangere
On Sunday 28th April at around 1am, a male and female have parked up on Corsair Cres in Mangere and wandered into the reserve. The female has noticed another male enter the park from the Vickers Cres entrance. Feeling uneasy, she has suggested they return to the car but her male associate has raised his can up to the other male as a friendly gesture.
The male has taken exception to this gesture and proceeded to attack the male and punch the female. As the male victim retaliated, the offender has pulled out a knife and slashed the victim’s throat and arm.
The male offender would have returned home or wherever he has come from with various facial injuries sustained during the attack.
The offender is described as:
He was wearing:
Police need to help to find this man and remove him and his knife from circulation.