Labour MP mugged 'in broad daylight'

Priyanca Radhakrishnan
Priyanca Radhakrishnan Photo credit: Facebook/priyancanzlp

Labour MP based in Maungakiekie Priyanca Radhakrishnan has been robbed in a daring daylight robbery on Ponsonby Road.

Ms Radhakrishnan tweeted it was ironic that the robbery occurred in Auckland after she had just spent a week overseas in Bangladesh, a country with a high security alert.

"Ironic that I spent most of this week in a country with a high security alert & was fine. Back in Akl & I was mugged today. In broad daylight. In Ponsonby," she wrote.

"Chap watched me 4 a bit, jumped out of his car, snatched my handbag & drove off. I'm fine. No phone so email/FB msg only."

Ms Radhakrishnan has recently been in Bangladesh for the 63rd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference.

Fellow Labour MPs were quick to reply and wish Ms Radhakrishnan well after the experience.

"Sister, this is shocking! Hope you’re okay - incredibly upsetting. Sending kind vibes your way x," wrote Kiri Allen.

"How awful. Take care and we will see you next week," said Grant Robertson.