24-year-old man arrested after breaking into Geraldton home, threatening occupants with a knife

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Elise Van AkenGeraldton Guardian
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A man has been arrested after a home invasion in Geraldton in early hours of yesterday morning and threatening the occupants with a knife before crashing their car.

On Monday at approximately 6:20am a 24 year old man broke into to a house on in Lawley Street, Spalding and threatened residents, who were known to him, with a knife before stealing a Hyundai.

A Police spokesperson said as he then reversed down the driveway he hit a power pole and then proceeded to abandon the vehicle.

He is alleged to have then thrown a concrete pot plant into the windscreen of a Holden motor vehicle that was also registered to one of the occupants.

He was arrested and will appear in Geraldton Magistrates Court today.

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