A Greymouth woman was terrified when a masked man dressed in
black forced his way into her house last night.
Senior Constable Mike Tinnelly of the Greymouth police said
the intruder barged into the Bright Street home about
Mr Tinnelly said the uninvited guest, who was not known to
the woman, arrived at the front door and when she went to see
who was there he forced the door open, knocking the woman to
"She was not seriously injured, but she was very frightened."
The man said he was looking for a relative of the woman. He
did not appear to be armed.
"After he forced his way in he kept asking where the family
member was. The woman, who was home alone at the time, was
very distraught," Mr Tinnelly said.
The CIB are investigating and want to hear from anyone who
saw suspicious activity in the Bright Street area last night.
- Viv Logie of the Greymouth Star