The van used in an attempted abduction at the weekend had
been spotted in South Dunedin and the city's business district,
Police are continuing to appeal for more Dunedin sightings of
a ''home-sprayed silver'' Ford Econovan that was recovered on
Sunday, Detective Regan Boucher said.
Two men jointly charged with abducting a woman with the
intention of raping her have been remanded in custody by
Police were interested in speaking to any witnesses who had
spotted their vehicle around the Dunedin area.
Det Boucher said the response had been ''great'', with
confirmed sightings of the van in the central business
district and South Dunedin.
The Ford Econovan police say was used by two men in the
alleged attempted abduction of a 22-year-old woman in
central Dunedin on Saturday night. Photo by NZ Police.
Police allege Joseph Warren Lepper (36), of Motueka, and
Zane Alexander McVeigh (17), labourer, of Kaiapoi, tried to
abduct a 22-year-old in Vogel St on Saturday night.
It was still too early to say whether that attempted
abduction was related to a second attempted abduction, when a
25-year-old Dunedin woman was dragged by a man to Bathgate
Park, South Dunedin, just before midnight, he said.
''The investigation is still ongoing,'' he said.
Anyone with information about the van or about either of the
alleged abduction incidents was urged to contact Dunedin
police on 471-4800 or ring the anonymous Crimestoppers line,