A pregnant woman was robbed at knife-point on a Waitakere
Falls walking track in west Auckland this morning, police
Waitakere police say the victim, aged in her 30s, was walking
on the Upper Nihotupo Reservoir track at around 10.45am.
She was around five minutes from the car park on Piha Road
when two men with their faces covered emerged from the bush.
One of them had a knife and demanded money.
The woman had no cash and the offenders took her jewellery; a
necklace, rings, bracelet and watch, police said.
The men fled and the victim ran to the car park and waved
down a passing police car.
A search by the Police Eagle Helicopter, a dog unit and
ground patrols did not locate the offenders.
The victim, who is five months pregnant, was shaken but not
physically harmed, and was taken to hospital for a check-up.
The men were described as:
1. A Maori or Pacific Islander aged his late 20s, with a
solid/muscular build. He is described as wearing a black
hoody, dark jeans with rips in the legs and dark-coloured
2. A Caucasian aged in his late 20s, around 165cm tall, with
a thin build. He is described as wearing a baggy red hoody,
faded low-cut jeans and possibly brown sand shoes.
Police would like to speak with anyone who was in the Piha
Road/Upper Nihotupo Reservoir area at the time and saw anyone
fitting the description, or behaviour which appeared
Anyone with information is asked to call the Waitakere Police
on 09 839 0629.
Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on
0800 555 111.