Man charged with assaulting woman with garden tool in Sydney break-in

A MAN has been arrested and charged over a number of brazen burglaries in Sydney’s Inner West.

The 27-year-old man is accused of breaking into a Cabarita Road home in Cabarita around 6.15am on Wednesday 26 October.

Armed with a garden tool, the man allegedly stole several watches worth more than $700 from the home.


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A few minutes later, the man allegedly broke into a second home on McDonald Street in Mortlake where it’s alleged he assaulted a 54-year-old woman and stole her handbag.

Police were called and swiftly arrested the 27-year-old man on nearby Tennyson Road.

He was taken to Burwood Police Station where he was charged with a long list of offences, including:

  • Two counts of aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence;
  • use offensive weapon to commit indictable offence;
  • armed with intent to commit indictable offence;
  • two counts of possess housebreaking implements;
  • possess prohibited drug;
  • resist officer in execution of duty;
  • dispose property theft-serious indictable offence; and
  • robbery armed with offensive weapon, and break and enter dwelling house with intent.

He was refused bail to appear in Burwood Local Court on Wednesday 11 January 2017.