Arrest after alleged home invasion

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A MAN and woman were arrested in the middle of an alleged home invasion in Waterways last week.

At around 1.45am on 5 January, two people allegedly broke into the property on Island Point Avenue. An occupant inside the home quickly called police, who arrived and arrested the alleged offenders inside the home.

Police charged a 33-year-old Patterson Lakes man with home invasion, aggravated burglary, theft of motor vehicle, two counts of theft from motor vehicle, handle stolen goods, two counts of commit indictable offence whilst on bail, two counts of shop theft, and possess drug of dependence.

A 24-year-old Highett woman was also charged with home invasion, aggravated burglary, theft of motor vehicle, theft from motor vehicle, handle stolen goods, commit indictable offence whilst on bail, and possess drug of dependence.

The man and woman were held in custody to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court later on 5 January.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 13 January 2021

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