Stranger leaves woman shaken

A WOMAN, 24, was left shaken after a man broke into her Lavington house after first trying to force his way inside through the front door.

The man is accused of breaking in through the rear of the woman’s Kemp Street home just after midnight yesterday.

Insp David Cottee said the woman was first approached by the stranger on the street outside.

She went inside her house but the man knocked on the front and asked for some water.

She obliged and got him a bottle of water in the hope he would leave but he then tried to force his way inside.

Police claim he then entered through the back of the house, startling the woman who was in her bedroom.

He ran away when she called triple-0.

Two men were arrested a short distance away.

One man was released and the other, a 23-year-old man, was charged with aggravated break and enter.

He was bailed to appear at Albury Local Court at a later date.

Insp Cottee said the woman was “a bit scared” after the ordeal.

“She’s done the best she can to get rid of him, and done the right thing to not let him inside,” he said.

“Anyone concerned about people coming near their homes (in an unwelcome manner), don’t be scared to give us a call.”

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