Trapped burglar smashed car with baseball bat, say police

Staff writersGeraldton Guardian
Trapped burglar smashed car with baseball bat, say police
Camera IconTrapped burglar smashed car with baseball bat, say police Credit: Geraldton Guardian

Police allege a burglar smashed a householder’s car with a baseball bat after her getaway car was blocked in the driveway.

Police claim two women parked their car in the car port of a Woodman Street, Utakarra home on Friday afternoon and entered the house by forcing open the garage door.

It is alleged they took an LCD 3D Toshiba TV, a Sony handy cam video camera, a television antenna and $3000 worth of Xbox games.

But the alleged plan became unstuck when the homeowner returned home and parked behind the vehicle, blocking it and called police.

Police allege one of the women then smashed the windscreen of the victim’s vehicle with a baseball bat, in frustration at not being able to leave.

It will be further alleged that one of the women was carrying a small slip seal bag containing a small quantity of amphetamine.

A 40-year-old Karloo woman has been charged aggravated burglary, stealing, criminal damage and possessing prohibited drugs.

She has been bailed to appear before Geraldton Magistrates Court on February, 5.

A 31-year-old Utakarra woman has been charged with aggravated burglary and stealing.

She will face Geraldton Magistrates Court on February, 12.

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