A 21-year-old has been arrested after unlawfully taking a motorcar (file picture)
A postal driver was injured after a person tried to steal his courier van whereas working in Hastings on Monday morning.
Police mentioned they acquired a report of a van being stolen from the intersection of Elm highway and Willowpark highway south, within the suburb Akina about 9am.
“An individual tried to intervene and was taken to hospital.”
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About half an hour later, the automobile was discovered dumped and two individuals had been taken into custody, a police spokesperson mentioned.
A St John Ambulance spokesperson mentioned the motive force was taken to hospital with ‘average accidents’.
New Zealand Put up confirmed the van was certainly one of their Courier Put up autos.
A spokesperson mentioned a contract supply driver was injured within the incident and was receiving therapy at Hawke’s Bay Hospital.
“NZ Put up will assist the motive force and their household as they make their restoration,” the spokesperson mentioned.
After the van was recovered New Zealand Put up was investigating the contents of the automobile to work out what, if something, was taken.
Prospects can be notified if vital.
A 21-year-old man has been charged with unlawfully taking a motorcar and is because of seem in Hastings District Courtroom this week.
The second individual was not charged, police mentioned.