Arrest over Panmure carjacking

Lily Pritchard Davis has been charged with aggravated robbery, theft and two charges of unlawfully taking a motor vehicle (Facebook)
Lily Pritchard Davis has been charged with aggravated robbery, theft and two charges of unlawfully taking a motor vehicle (Facebook)

A 17-year-old woman has been arrested over a carjacking in the Auckland suburb of Panmure last week.

Lily Pritchard Davis has been charged with aggravated robbery, theft and two charges of unlawfully taking a motor vehicle, police say.

She appeared in the Auckland District Court on Tuesday afternoon and was remanded on bail. She will reappear next month.

Two other suspects have been identified and will be speaking to police. Both are younger than 17 and are currently in the care of Child, Youth and Family.

Arrest over Panmure carjacking

CCTV footage last week showed two women violently assault a woman in her 60s. In video released by police, a red Honda Fit could be seen pulling into the carpark before two women got out.

A third person climbed over the front seat of the red Honda and got into the driver's seat. The women then walked over to another car and began to pull a lady out.

The woman tried to run away, but the offenders chased her down.

"She is struck several times in the head with the object and is then kicked in the head as she falls to the ground," police said.

She was shoved out of the way before the car reversed and sped off.

The victim's family were "relieved" to hear the news of the arrest, police say.

Newshub spoke to Davis' aunty, who says the family is shocked but the accused has a difficult history. But she is relieved because she says the accused needs help.

She says she called the police on Friday last week after hearing the news on Thursday and suspecting it could have been her niece, but it took the police and family a few days to find her.

The 17-year-old has also been charged over a series of burglaries that happened in Onehunga, Mangere and Mt Albert over the weekend of September 9 and 10.

She has been charged with 14 burglaries and unlawfully getting into a motor vehicle.

A 16-year-old boy and two 18-year-old men have also been charged with the burglaries.

As part of a search warrant related to the burglaries, police discovered a quantity of methamphetamine and have additionally arrested a 21-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman and charged them with possession of methamphetamine for supply.

Newshub.