A woman interrupted two alleged thieves in her house on Sunday.November 13, 2012 4:20am
A local woman had a frightening ordeal on Sunday when she returned home to find two unknown intruders in her house.
The two men escaped with an iPhone, iPod, iPod dock, laptop and external hard drive, according to police.
However, the woman was able to provide a detailed description of the alleged assailants.
Police said the woman had left her Harfleur St home on Sunday to go shopping, and returned about noon.
While she was gone, an attempt was made to force open the locked front door, damaging the door.
Entry was eventually gained through an unlocked side door, according to police.
Police said the woman arrived home and heard the men trying to get out the back door.
She began screaming, and the men left the house and jumped a back fence.
They had allegedly also been trying to steal the woman’s handbag and scarf from inside the house, but dropped them during their escape.
The woman went next door and called the police.
The woman’s iPhone was later recovered in Edward St in west Deniliquin and returned to her.
One of the alleged thieves is described as 175cm to 180cm tall, with pale skin and a thin build, dark hair, and was wearing a baseball cap, white t-shirt and denim jeans.
The second man was wearing a light coloured t-shirt.
Deniliquin Police crime manager Detective Inspector Darren Cloake urged people to lock their homes and vehicles, saying insurance policies could be voided if property was left unsecure.
There were also another two cases of wallets being stolen from unlocked cars over the weekend.
‘‘Property offences are what is hurting this town at the present stage,’’ Det Insp Cloake said.
‘‘If the house is left unsecure people might find that their insurances claims are void. They need to bear that in mind when they walk out.’’
Police are urging anyone with information to contact the Deniliquin Police Station on 5881
A multimillion-dollar redevelopment of one of Shepparton’s central business districts has resulted in an influx of new customers and increased trade.
More than 2200 people have signed up to show their support for a campaign to have the green route chosen for the new Yarrawonga Mulwala bridge.
Members of Murchison Book Club are hosting a literary lunch with Vivien Achia, author of Marrying Italian — When Love is Not Enough.
Echuca United and Moama will play for the 3Jacks trophy at Echuca South Oval today.
Painter Ben Winspear and Scott Wileman will create new works as the public look on during the at Rochester Art Exhibition.
Kyabram Bombers have the chance to beat Rochester under light for the first time this Friday evening.
Lions star recruit had a tough introduction to the GVFL.
Tocumwal's Don Elgin is aiming to compete at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland
Heathcote's Union Hotel is continuing its record of fundraising for the Royal Children's Hospital.
Cobram skate park hosts skateboarding and music for youth week.
Senior state minister Adrian Piccoli reaquainted himself with Deniliquin yesterday, leaving Deniliquin Counil hopeful it has an ally in him.
With his blue eyes and snow-coloured coat, Nanneella horse Sinatra has looks worthy of a fairytale.
Fourteen-year-old Benalla girl Jaimee Linke will launch her debut novel next month.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.