Police reveal route of two cars of interest after meter reader seriously injured

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Both vehicles were reported to have traveled between Kihikihi and Tihiroa on the afternoon of January 5.
Photo: Supplied / police

Police are asking for sightings of two vehicles driving in the area around the time a meter reader was seriously injured in Waikato.

The meter reader was found with serious head injuries on January 5 in Oliver Street in Kihikihi.

His car was stolen off the road and later set on fire on Kawhia Road, near the exit to State Highway 39 south of Pirongia.

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He is still in critical condition in the hospital.

Police are asking for sightings of a silver Nissan Primera, registration DHA220 seen in Kihikihi on Jan. 5.

Police are asking for sightings of a silver Nissan Primera, registration DHA220 seen in Kihikihi on Jan. 5.
Photo: Delivered / Police

Detective Senior Sergeant Andrew Saunders said police were looking for dashcam footage of the victim’s red Daihatsu Terios, registration LKN281, and a silver Nissan Primera, registration DHA220.

Both vehicles were reported to have traveled between Kihikihi and Tihiroa on the afternoon of Jan. 5, and police are asking anyone traveling the route depicted between 4:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on that day to come forward.

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“We’re particularly interested in anyone who has dash cam footage, or if anyone who lives along that route has CCTV footage for police to use,” Saunders said.

Anyone with information can contact the police via the 105 phone service or online at Update My Report using the reference file number 230105/8487.

Information can also be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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