A woman was held at gunpoint and forced to carry a package
down a Whangarei road, according to reports being
investigated by police.
The young woman was spotted by motorists with her arm in a
wristlock and a pistol pointed at her back on Maunu Rd around
She was carrying a package in her arms, according to two
people who drove past the pair around 80 metres west of Te
Mai Rd, and contacted police.
Officers cordoned off the area and conducted a search, but
were unable to find the man and woman, sergeant Stephanie
Hudson of Whangarei police said.
The man was described as Maori, aged in his 20s, and wearing
dark clothing, reportedly a long-sleeved top and long
The woman appeared to be in her late teens or early 20s, and
was wearing a pink top and black trousers, with her dark
shoulder-length hair in a pony tail.
Anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything
suspicious, or a couple matching the descriptions of the man
and woman, is asked to contact police.