Police investigating robbery in Palmerston North

Police investigating robbery in Palmerston North

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Attributable to Detective Sergeant Dave Wishnowsky, Manawatu CIB:

Police are appealing for information about a robbery in Palmerston North in which an elderly female victim was tied to a chair in her home.

One male offender has entered a residential property on Church Street, between Victoria Ave and Albert Street, between 9am and 9:30am today.

The man was described as wearing a dark “silky” zipped jacket and dark pants, and was about 5 ft 10 inches or 178cm in height.

The female occupant of the address was threatened and tied to a chair, before the man left in her car – a red Toyota Corolla, registration EWG803. He also took the woman's bank card.

She was very shaken following the incident, but unhurt. She was assessed in hospital as a precaution.

It’s likely the man has driven around Palmerston North following the robbery.

Police are investigating this serious incident and ask anyone who saw a vehicle matching the description, or any suspicious behaviour in the area this morning, to contact Palmerston North Police on (06) 351 3600.

ENDS

Issued by the Police Media Centre