Investigations continue following aggravated break-in - Leeton

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 01:45:18 PM

Investigations are continuing after a car was stolen during an aggravated break and enter in the Riverina region last weekend.

About 1pm on Sunday 12 March 2017, a 69-year-old man was standing outside his unit on Quandong Street, Leeton, when he called out to an unknown male in a park on Quandong Street.

The man returned inside and the unknown male forced entry to the unit, demanding money and fleeing with cash.

A short time later, the man left his unit and walked towards his car, a 2005 Ford Falcon, parked in the driveway, when he was approached by two males.

Police have been told the man returned to his unit and was followed by the males, when he was assaulted by one of them.

He sustained facial bruising and swelling and a laceration to his right ear.

The intruders stole the man’s wallet and car keys and fled the scene in the Ford.

Emergency services attended and the injured man was taken to Leeton Hospital for treatment.

Further inquiries revealed the man’s bank cards were fraudulently used at two businesses – a service station on Kurrajong Avenue and a liquor store on Wamoon Avenue.

Detectives from Griffith Local Area Command are investigating the incident.

About 5pm yesterday (Monday 13 March 2017), a 16-year-old boy attended Leeton Police Station in the company of a support person and spoke with police. He was later released pending further inquiries.

Investigations are continuing.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our social media pages.