Kerikeri man assaulted and his car stolen

Police are continuing to investigate an incident where an elderly male was assaulted in Kerikeri on Friday 21st September.

The victim was attacked after he picked up two male hitchhikers around 1.30pm who subsequently pushed him out the vehicle near Kerikeri Airport and stole his car, which was seen heading in the direction of Okaihau.

Police are appealing for any sightings of a red Suzuki Swift – registration GNS33.

“This was a cowardly and unprovoked attack on a vulnerable member of our community and we urgently want to find the offenders responsible for this incident,” says Detective Senior Sergeant Rhys Johnston.

Anyone with information about this incident or sightings of the vehicle is urged to contact Kerikeri Police on 09 407 9211 or alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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