Woman charged after break in & child abduction, NSW

A woman has been charged after allegedly breaking into a home and attempting to abduct a child in the state’s west yesterday, NSW Police say.

Police will allege about 8.30pm (Friday 9 February 2018), a woman entered a home on Iodide Street at Broken Hill, and took jewellery and a mobile phone.

The woman entered a room where three children were playing, and picked up a five-year-old boy, who attempted to break free.

The boy’s siblings alerted their parents in the backyard, who confronted the woman, still holding the child. The woman dropped the child and fled.

The woman was last seen running from the home along Iodide Street before getting in a gold Holden Commodore station wagon, driven by a man.

Officers from Barrier Local Area Command attended and launched an investigation.

Following inquiries, a 27-year-old woman was arrested at a home on Gaffney Lane, just after midnight (Saturday 10 February 2018).

She was taken to Broken Hill Police Station and charged with aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence, and take/detain person with intent to obtain advantage

The woman appeared in Broken Hill Local Court today and was refused bail to appear at the same court on Monday (12 February 2018).

Investigations are continuing and police are urging, any witnesses or anyone with information to contact Broken Hill Police or Crime Stoppers.

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