A young woman has fended off two knife-wielding teenagers in the latest of a spate of aggravated robberies in Lower Hutt.
The 22-year-old woman resisted two male teenagers who threatened to "stab her" if she did not hand over her cell phone.
Riordan, of Central Police Communications, said the attack happened
between 8pm and 8:25pm on Thursday on the stop bank or river bank near
Hutt Valley High School.
"The offenders have approached the female
and produced a knife and threatened that they would stab her if she did
not hand over her cell phone," Riordan said.
"The victim has refused and a subsequent struggle has ensued between the three."
It is believed the woman was not injured and the two teenagers took off from the scene.
The offenders have been described as two teenage males of unknown ethnicity.
was wearing long shorts and a black and white top while the other was
wearing a dark coloured hooded sweatshirt with an emblem on the front
with the hood pulled up over his head. He is also wearing a tan coloured
pair of trousers.
Police were also looking to speak to two
females who were walking in the same direction at the time of the
robbery and could possibly know the males involved, Riordan said.
seriousness of the crime and because it was the third crime of this
nature in the Hutt Valley in recent days was a concern, he said.
were determined to catch those responsible and anyone who had
information that may help police should contact the Wellington District
Command Centre or Wellington District Crime Squad on 04 3812077.