Person assaulted in attempt to stop car theft in Palmerston North

A person has been assaulted after catching a thief in the act of stealing a car. 

Emergency services were called to a property on Keith St, Palmerston North, about 10.40am on Tuesday, a police spokeswoman said. 

One person was assaulted after attempting to stop the theft of the car. 

The spokeswoman said the person may have been punched in the face.

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