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TWO men allegedly found robbing a Mordialloc house at 3am told the female occupant, “Don’t worry, we’ll be going soon” when challenged, Monday 19 December.

The woman, 57, told Mordialloc police she awoke to the sound of noises in her hallway and got up expecting to see one of her children. Instead, she saw a man whom she thought she recognised manhandling her grandfather clock.

She told him: “You aren’t supposed to be here,” prompting the man to say he and an alleged accomplice would soon be leaving.

The woman woke her husband who told police they were unsure what had been stolen but that their German Shepherd dog was missing.

The description of the offender matched that of a man living in the same street and known to police. At his address – where the lights were on – they allegedly found ornamental statues and items stolen from the victim’s car. The dog was asleep at the front door.

A 69-year-old Mordialloc man and a 44-year-old Parkdale man were both charged with aggravated burglary and bailed to a date to be fixed.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 21 December 2016

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