A TEENAGE boy has been charged with sexually touching an 84-year-old woman during a break and enter at a Wagga home in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Police were called to a Glenfield Park home at 12.30am on Tuesday and told that a person had entered the elderly occupant's bedroom and assaulted her.
In a statement released on Wednesday morning, police said the woman screamed and the person fled, allegedly after taking her handbag.
Officers attached to Riverina Police District established a crime scene.
Shortly after the incident a person entered another Glenfield Park home and stole a handbag containing a purse, credit cards, cash and personal documents, as well as car keys, a cup and a saucer.
The occupant, an 86-year-old woman, awoke to find her home had been broken into and contacted police.
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Following inquiries, about 5.45pm on Tuesday, police attended a home in Ashmont and arrested a 17-year-old boy in relation to the two break-ins.
Officers seized credit cards - believed to have been stolen - as well as items of clothing.
The teenager was then taken to Wagga Police Station where he was charged with two counts of break, enter and steal, and one count of sexual touching.
He was refused bail to appear before a children's court on Wednesday.
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