A woman had to fight off an intruder who was attempting to
get into bed with her early yesterday, police say.
A man broke into her Baxter Place home in Rotorua about
The woman woke as he was getting into her bed and when she
realised he was not her partner, she yelled at him and then
punched him, police said.
He ran out of the house and she heard a vehicle start up.
The woman was left frightened but unharmed, police said.
The man was described as in his early 20s, with light
coloured skin, of a medium build and about 1.7m tall.
He was wearing dark framed reading glasses, dark coloured
tight fitting beanie, grey hoodie and blue jeans.
Police were also interested in a light coloured vehicle,
possibly a late 90s Toyota Corolla described as having round
lights at the front and dents in the back.
The vehicle was seen parked on Owhata Road from 6.15am and
driving on Baxter Place before the incident, police said.
Anyone with information about the incident was asked to
contact the Rotorua police on 07 348 0099 or Crimestoppers on