28 Jun 2011

Tauranga couple injured in home invasion

12:05 pm on 28 June 2011

A 54-year-old man is in Waikato Hospital with head injuries after being hit by what police say may have been a crowbar during a home invasion in Tauranga.

Police say a man and woman were woken just after 3am on Tuesday by an intruder hitting them with a blunt weapon.

The man, possibly Maori, aged between 18 and 25, demanded cash but ran away when couple told him they had none.

A 32-year-old woman is being treated at Tauranga Hospital for a laceration to the head.