Thursday, 20 June 2013 - 3:04pm |
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Police investigating Fox River home invasion

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An investigation is under way after a home invasion at Fox River on the West Coast of the South Island yesterday evening.

Armed intruders entered a house about 9.30pm and detained the couple who live there. The intruders had disguised their appearance.

They remained at the property for some time before departing in a vehicle.

Detective Sergeant Gavin Nichols of Greymouth CIB said Police had secured the property and a full scene examination would be carried out over the next couple of days with the assistance of ESR specialists.

He said the victims were very shaken by the incident and have been treated for minor injuries. They are receiving victim support.

The incident took place on a main road property on SH 6, north of the Fox River Bridge. Police are appealing to anyone who was in or around the Fox River area yesterday evening or who travelled between Punakaiki and Charleston and saw any vehicles to contact Greymouth Police, Ph 768 1600.

Information can also be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers, Ph 0800 555 111.