Child in car as bur­glar strikes

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News - By JON BAS­SETT

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.

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