Police searching for man after New Lynn screwdriver attack

Police are looking for a man after officers witnessed an attempted break in and were allegedly charged at by a second man with a screwdriver.

The incident happened outside Lynn Mall, New Lynn, around 9.30pm Sunday night where witnesses reported two males allegedly breaking into a vehicle.

Waitakere Area Manager Response, Senior Sergeant Matt Laurenson, says Police were patrolling nearby and spotted the two men who split up and fled on foot.

"At one stage, one of the offenders allegedly charged at Police with a screwdriver in his hand.

"One of our officers was required to deploy a taser and the man was then taken into custody," says Senior Sergeant Laurenson.

The 20-year-old man has been charged with Behaves Threateningly, Possession of an Offensive Weapon and Unlawful Interference with a Motor Vehicle.

"Our inquiries are continuing to locate the second alleged offender.
Our information on this person is very limited, however he is described as a male, wearing a black basketball type jumper or singlet, with the number 32 on the back."

If anyone has information on this male, or last night's incident, please contact Waitakere Police or you can provide information anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

- The Aucklander

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