Police charge man after aggravated break and enter – East Jindabyne

A man will face court tomorrow following an aggravated break and enter at East Jindabyne this morning.

About 7am (Friday 23 August 2019), the occupants of a unit in Kumama Drive were awoken after hearing a noise in another room and contacted police.

Police will allege, when they arrived they found a man armed with a knife and a pair of scissors.

Officers attempted to negotiate with the man; however, he smashed a glass window and ran into a nearby yard.

Police chased the 25-year-old Woonona man and he was arrested after a short struggle. It is alleged he was in possession of a cash box containing money, which was seized.

He was taken to Jindabyne Police Station and charged with aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence (x2), use offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, armed with intent to commit indictable offence, and resist police.

The man was further charged in relation at an alleged aggravated break and enter at a motel on Kosciuszko Road yesterday, (Thursday 22 August 2019).

He was refused bail and is expected to appear in Queanbeyan Bail Court tomorrow (Saturday 24 August 2019).

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