Ashburton Police investigating burglary and aggravated assault

Police in Ashburton are seeking information on a burglary and aggravated assault that saw a man in his 70s require hospital treatment.

Between 10:45pm and 11pm on Thursday 6 October, a man disturbed an intruder on their property on West Street near Racecourse Road.

“The male intruder has savagely attacked the 73-year-old victim and fled the scene on foot,” says Detective Craig Clare.

“The victim has required hospital treatment as a result.”

The suspect was described as a man around 6 feet tall, medium build, wearing a white or light-coloured hoodie with the hood up over his head.

It is possible the suspect was captured on a vehicle’s dash camera in the area of the Russell Ave end of Racecourse Road or Russell Avenue itself – if so, Police would like to hear from you.

We would also like to hear from anyone who noticed a man matching the description in the area around the time mentioned.

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