A couple were beaten and robbed in a home invasion in
Ashburton early yesterday.
The couple, in their 20s, were asleep when a man entered
their home about 3am and assaulted them.
"It appears both of them were punched in the head, however
the male sustained most of the injuries," Sergeant Janine
The assailant then left an electronic tablet device.
Ms Bowden said the male victim was taken to Ashburton
Hospital where he received stitches to his head.
She said the man who entered the house was not known to the
occupants and the incident appeared to be unrelated to a
spate of burglaries on the eastern side of urban Ashburton.
- By Myles Hume of the Ashburton Guardian