A ST ANDREWS Beach man has been charged with aggravated burglary after allegedly breaking into a Sorrento house and stealing cash, phone, iPad and attempting to steal a car, Thursday 12 July.
Residents at the Hotham Road house awoke to noises and looked outside to see a man sitting in the driver’s seat of their Holden station wagon as it rolled down the driveway.
Detective Sergeant Rohan Brock said the residents confronted the man and attempted to hold him until police arrived. When he became agitated they were forced to let him go although they did manage to retrieve the iPad, cash and phone.
The next day, Friday 13 July, police arrested a man, 23, in Rosebud after he allegedly threatened a man, 50, with a knife, and hid in a shed. He was remanded in custody to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court, Thursday 23 August, on assault charges.
The man is due to appear at a filing hearing at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court, Wednesday 18 July, on other charges, including criminal damage and armed robbery of a taxi driver in the city, Monday 9 July, and evading police.