Police charge man with home invasion, stolen car at Albury

A man will face court today charged with a special aggravated break and enter and stealing a car in the state’s south.

About 3am Saturday (7 December 2019), police allege a man armed with a box cutter forced his way inside a unit on Thurgoona Street, Albury and stabbed a male occupant of the home several times.

The resident sustained deep lacerations to his right hand, both arms and the back of his head.

The man allegedly stole electrical goods and a backpack before fleeing.

The injured man attended Albury Hospital, where police were notified of the incident.

A crime scene was established at the unit and officers attached to Murray River Police District commenced an investigation.

About 2pm Tuesday (10 December 2019), a man allegedly stole a white Holden Berlina from a licensed premises on Kiewa Street, Albury.

Following extensive inquiries, police located and arrested a 31-year-old man yesterday (Wednesday 11 December 2019) during a vehicle stop on Kiewa Street, Albury.

He was taken to Albury Police Station, where he was charged with the following offences:

– take and drive conveyance without consent of owner;

– two counts of larceny;

– use vehicle with unauthorised number plate;

– goods in personal custody suspected being stolen;

– drive motor vehicle during disqualification period;

– specially aggravated enter dwelling with intent to wound;

– wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm; and

– use etc offensive weapon in company with intent to commit indictable offence.

The man was refused bail and is due to face Albury Local Court today (Thursday 12 December 2019).

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