CASE 3: Crime of the Week - Prebbleton Home Invasion / Serious Assault, Christchurch

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CASE 3: Crime of the Week - Prebbleton Home Invasion / Serious Assault, Christchurch

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  • CASE 3: Crime of the Week - Prebbleton Home Invasion / Serious Assault, Christchurch
  • CASE 3: Crime of the Week - Prebbleton Home Invasion / Serious Assault, Christchurch
  • CASE 3: Crime of the Week - Prebbleton Home Invasion / Serious Assault, Christchurch
  • CASE 3: Crime of the Week - Prebbleton Home Invasion / Serious Assault, Christchurch

Ten 7, Episode

2
18th February 2021

Police in Lincoln are investigating an alleged serious assault and home invasion that occurred in January.

At around 9.20pm on Tuesday 19th January an elderly man was assaulted at his Birchs Road home in Prebbleton.

The victim and his wife had recently arrived home, and when the victim heard a noise out in the shed, he went out to investigate. He discovered that his shed was being broken into, and saw a young male holding a petrol can. When the young male ran around the side of the shed, the victim followed him and then realised there was a vehicle running and another male sitting in the passenger seat.

The victim decided to take the keys out of the car so that he couldn’t drive away, but as he got closer he realised there were no keys and that the car had been hotwired. Another three males then ran from the shed, one punching him in the eye, and knocking him to the ground. The victim heard the vehicle rev up and thought that if he didn’t get out of the way, he might be run over.

The victim got a good look at the first male that had a petrol can in his hand. He is described as a medium build male Caucasian aged 16 – 18 years with blond hair.

The car the four to five males were driving was a green 1993 Subaru Impreza, which matches the description of a car, with the registration number HNJ21, stolen in Lincoln on the same day.

The car is still missing and while police are not saying the vehicle was involved, they would like to speak to anyone who saw the vehicle on the night or knows where it’s been.

Police say there have been a number of petrol thefts in the area that haven’t been reported. They encourage anyone to come forward, as it may provide a link to solving this case.