A MAN accused of a violent home invasion at Banora Point, south of Coolangatta, over the weekend has been arrested at a house north of the Gold Coast.
The 38-year-old man and a 41-year-old woman are together accused of breaking into a home on Firestone Drive just before 3.30am on Sunday, December 3.
Once inside, the pair allegedly threatened a 41-year-old man who lives at the house with a knife before bashing him and bounding him with tape on the kitchen floor while they ransacked the property.
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The male intruder than allegedly stole the 41-year-old’s car and fled the scene, leaving the woman in the house.
Police said the resident was, fortunately, able to escape and call triple zero.
Officers raced to the scene and allegedly found the female intruder still inside the victim’s house.
She was arrested and later charged with aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence – inflict actual bodily harm, take/detain person in company with intent to obtain advantage, and good in custody.
NSW Police joined forces with officers from Queensland to track down the 38-year-old man who fled the scene.
He was arrested at a property in Beenleigh, north of the Gold Coast, yesterday morning.
It’s expected the 38-year-old will be charged with several offences, including an outstanding warrant.
Police say officers also allegedly found the victim’s stolen car in Ormeau.
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