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Arrest after backyard invasion

An elderly man disturbed a woman in his backyard on Wednesday morning after she allegedly attempted to break into his Shepparton home, a police officer says.

August 29, 2014 5:12am

Shepparton police Crime Investigation Unit Detective Senior Constable Jeff Wren said the man, 85, heard a sound at his Sarsfield St home and found a woman, 50, in his backyard about 9.30am.

He challenged her and she left the property. Det Sen Const Wren said a window on the house had been damaged.

The woman was arrested soon after, coming out of the backyard of a property on Smith St.

Det Sen Const Wren said a laptop allegedly stolen from a property on Carson St was found in nearby bushes.

The woman was charged with numerous counts of attempted burglary and burglary and was bailed to appear at Shepparton Magistrates’ Court on October 6.

Det Sen Const Wren said inquiries were continuing and anyone who saw a woman aged 50 with long, dark hair and a solid build acting suspiciously around the Sarsfield St area should contact police.

Anyone with information can phone the Shepparton police Crime Investigation Unit on 58205800.

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