A husband and wife in their 60s were at their Glenroy home in bed in the early hours of Tuesday morning when two or three intruders allegedly grabbed a golf club and started bashing it against the door.
They were the third victims in a series of break and enter incidents allegedly committed by a 15-year-old Albury boy and 17-year-old Wagga boy.
Detective Inspector Winston Woodward said the alleged offending started just after 1am when the boys entered a Hallam Street home.
“The males have walked through an unlocked open door and have been challenged by the occupants there,” he said.
“Inside the premises they’ve thrown a plate at one of the occupants and have then fled the scene.”
A Driver Terrace home Glenroy was next.
The husband and wife occupants were in bed when they heard the front door rattle and opened it to see the boys trying to break inside.
The boys fled the scene, but the victims saw both their car doors were open and property had already been stolen.
When the alleged intruders went inside the Range Road home and used the golf club to damage the bedroom door, they demanded the couple hand over keys to their car.
Police responded to a triple zero call and arrested the two teenage boys nearby.
Inspector Woodward said believe a third person was involved, only described as a male who was not wearing a shirt.
“It’s a timely reminder that the locking of vehicles and house doors is very important,” he said.
“Please lock up all areas before you go to bed, snib security doors when you’re inside.
“I know we live in times where we think everybody has a right to feel safe all of the time, we do, but we still have to be responsible in relation to our own personal safety and we don’t let these thieves, these opportunistic people, come to our homes, come to our cars and steal property and create more victims.
“It would have been a traumatic incident for this husband and wife to be in their bedroom and have someone with a golf club bashing on their door.”
Anyone with information can contact Albury police on (02) 6023 9299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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