Mildura Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged a man and a woman following a home invasion on Wednesday.
The incident took place on Walnut Avenue when the pair gained entry into a home through an unlocked window just after 7.30am.
The pair allegedly stole a wallet containing an amount of cash before they were confronted by the homeowner.
The man and woman, both aged 24 from Mildura, were charged with home invasion, theft and commit indictable offence while on bail.
The woman has been bailed to appear at the Mildura Magistrates’ Court on 16 September while the man will appear on 24 November.
Mildura Crime Investigation Unit Detective Senior Constable Vanessa Power said this was a timely reminder for residents to be conscious of their home security.
“While the majority of the community are very security conscious there are still some residents who don’t lock their doors when they are away from home,” DSC Vanessa Power said.
“Don’t make it easy for a burglar to get into your home or business, always secure your doors and windows if you are not home.
“Also, when locking your doors don’t forget any adjoining garages with internal door access into your home.”