Police charge man after aggravated break-in at Cooma

A man will appear in court today charged after allegedly assaulting a resident during an aggravated break-in in the state’s south overnight.

About 10pm (Friday 26 June 2020), a man attended a Cooma home, and demanded money from the occupant, a 48-year-old woman.

When she refused, the man allegedly forced entry to the home and assaulted her before stealing cash and fleeing.

Officers from Monaro Police District attended and commenced an investigation.

The injured woman was treated by paramedics for facial injuries and a fractured hand. She was taken to Cooma Hospital in a stable condition.

Following inquiries, a 47-year-old man was arrested by police at a nearby service station about 11.20pm.

The man allegedly resisted officers and attempted to assault one of them. A small amount of cannabis was located in his possession and seized.

He was taken to Cooma Police Station and charged with aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence – inflict actual bodily harm, resist officer in execution of duty, assault police officer in execution of duty without actual bodily harm and possess prohibited drug.

The man was refused bail to appear at Wollongong Local Court today (Saturday 27 June 2020).

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