An Auckland woman was beaten unconscious after interrupting a pair of men breaking into her neighbour’s car, police say.
The 55-year-old mother was walking to her car when she spotted two men trying to get into the vehicle in Point Chevalier last evening.
When she approached them, they “punched and kicked her until she became unconscious,” detective senior sergeant Glenn Baldwin said.
“The woman’s daughter tried to come to her mother’s aid and was also assaulted.”
Police say the men then stole the woman’s keys and her car.
“This was a completely unprovoked attack on innocent members of the public. Both victims have been traumatised by the events,” Mr Baldwin said.
Although the vehicle was found in Mount Albert this morning, police are appealing for sightings of the men or the car. NZN