Police charge man over home invasion at Winmalee

A man will face court today charged over an alleged home invasion in the Blue Mountains.

About 11.30am yesterday (Monday 21 November 2022), a 55-year-old woman was in her home on Hawkesbury Road, Winmalee, when she was allegedly confronted by a man who entered the home via an unlocked door and threatened her with a knife.

It will be further alleged that the man commenced to ransack the home where a struggle ensured between the man and the woman.

The woman’s adult sons – aged 24 and 19 – went to her aid and the man fled the scene.

Police were contacted and officers from Blue Mountain Police Area Command attended and established a crime scene.

Officers conducted an extensive search of the area where a 26-year-old man was arrested at 2pm on George Street, Springwood.

He was taken to Springwood Police Station and charged with aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence – people there. The Kingswood man was refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court today (Tuesday 22 November 2022).

The woman and her younger son suffered minor injuries that did not require any medical treatment.

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