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Appeal for information in relation to home invasion - Sanctuary Point

Monday, 26 June 2017 12:20:47 PM

**Editor’s note: Images of items left at the scene, including a show and a baseball cap, have been placed on the NSWPF Facebook page**

Police are appealing for information regarding a home invasion offence which occurred at a residential address in Karne Street, Sanctuary Point on Sunday 12 February 2017.

Four males forced entry to the premises and seriously assaulted a male in the presence of his family. It is believed that a fifth male kept watch outside the house and a sixth person dropped some of the offenders off near the scene in a white VL Holden Commodore sedan.

This vehicle was either lowered, or had white skirting on the sides, giving the appearance of being lowered.

It is believed that one of the offenders may have inadvertently struck a companion with a bat during the assault, causing an injury to that individual.

As a result of inquiries, on Monday 13 February 2017, police arrested a male, then aged 16, at Huskisson. He was taken to Nowra Police Station and charged with aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence – in company.

He has been granted conditional bail and is next due to appear at a children’s court on Thursday 10 August 2017.

The same day, police arrested a man, then aged 41, at Sanctuary Point. He was also taken to Nowra Police Station and charged with aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence – in company.

He has been granted conditional bail and is next due to appear at Nowra Local Court on Tuesday 8 August 2017.

Investigations continue to identify the other offenders.

A number of items were left behind at the scene by the alleged offenders, including a grey baseball cap with a colourful motif and a black shoe with white skull patterns.

Any person with information regarding this matter is encouraged to contact Nowra Detectives office on 4421 9633 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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.