Man armed with knife demands access to gun case

The incident took place in Waikaia, Southland around 9.15 on Thursday night.
The incident took place in Waikaia, Southland around 9.15 on Thursday night. Photo credit: Getty

A Southland woman suffered a frightening ordeal after a man armed with a knife burst into her home demanding access to a gun safe.

Police are appealing for information about the incident, which took place in Waikaia, Southland at around 9.15pm on Thursday. 

The man struggled with the woman, who lives at a Blaydon Street property, before he demanded access to a gun cabinet. 

He is described as around 30 years old, five foot eleven with short dark hair and prominent cheek bones. 

The man was wearing a black hoodie, black CCC Canterbury pants and black DC shoes, police say.

Police are also investigating an incident where a man was disturbed in a garage of the same property. 

Members of the public with information are urged to contact Chris Lucy at Gore Police on 03 203 9300.

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