By Hannah Moore For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 01:45 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 01:53 BST, 3 May 2019
A woman believed to be in her 60s is accused of punching a toddler in the head at a Kmart in Auckland because he was having a tantrum.
Police are investigating an allegation of assault at the store in Albany about midday yesterday.
Mother Rebecca claimed to The New Zealand Herald the woman had rammed a trolley into her two-year-old son's head and punched him.
Rebecca said she had finished her shopping and was in a lengthy line at the checkout when her children, aged six, four and two, began to get restless.
As the wait continued, her youngest son became inconsolable and disintegrated into a full tantrum.
'He wouldn't usually behave like this, but