10 May 2013

Three incidents under investigation

11:58 am on 10 May 2013

Three assaults in the Tauranga area overnight are under investigation by police.

In the first incident: a man was found unconscious by the road on State Highway 29 in the Kaimai Ranges.

He was treated in hospital and later discharged.

In the second incident: a pizza delivery worker was assaulted in the street by two men in the suburb of Maungatapu.

He received minor injuries.

In the third incident: three men had their car stolen after the driver was assaulted by a man and a woman in a central city carpark.

A passing police patrol signalled the vehicle to stop, but it sped away and lost control at a roundabout on 14th Avenue.

The man and woman were taken to hospital. They are expected to face a variety of charges.

Police said the three incidents are not related.