Two youths arrested over brutal home invasion of 90yo Levin woman

A photo of the victim.
A photo of the victim. Photo credit: Virtue family / Facebook

Police have arrested two youths over the brutal home invasion of a 90-year-old Levin woman.

"The two young people will be appearing in the Levin Youth Court tomorrow charged with aggravated robbery," a police spokesperson says.

On Saturday afternoon, the elderly woman was "smashed, bashed and left for dead" in what her family describes as a violent home invasion.

After she opened her Bath Street door to two young girls, she was allegedly brutally attacked before they stole items from the house.

"I'm sitting here in ABSOLUTE Shock. Our children's grandmother, my husband's mother, my mother-in-law. Ninety years young," one family member posted to Facebook.

"Opened her door to [two] young girls, one needing to use the toilet.... smashed bashed and left for dead.

"Love you Grace. I'm so sorry this has happened."

The victim remains in hospital in a serious condition. 

Police say a third person is still being sought. Further charges may be considered.

"We are pleased to have been able to make swift arrests to provide reassurance to the victim, her family and the wider community, who are understandably shaken by this incident," says Manawatu Area Investigations Manager Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Sheridan.

"We are still asking anyone with information to come forward and speak with Police.

"You can do this by phoning 105 and quoting file number 191103/1009, or speak to us anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."