Child in car as burglar strikes
A FOUR-YEAR-OLD child was in a car when its window was smashed by a screaming burglar escaping from ransacking a woman’s home in Stubbs Terrace, Jolimont, at about 3.50pm on June 27.
“He had got into a car and grabbed a tool, believed to be a flathead screwdriver, and then smashed the window of the woman’s car, and attempted to open the passenger door next to the child,” Senior Sergeant Kate Vivian said.
The woman (43) found a fluorogreen coloured car, possibly a Holden Commodore, parked on her driveway when she arrived home with her friend’s child.
She got out and found her front door open, her bedroom ransacked, the house’s back door open and returned to her car.
Sgt Vivian said a man appeared from the woman’s side gate shouting that he had just chased two people out of the house, and the woman should move her car so he could pursue them in his vehicle.
“He then started to scream at the woman that she should move her car, so she got inside and locked all the doors,” she said.
The woman drove away after the man smashed the window and tried to get into her car, before he left in his vehicle.
A laptop, an electronic tablet, mobile telephone, game console and $450 cash had been taken from the house.
The man was described as about 170cm, of medium build, Caucasian with an Australian accent.