POLICE believe the early morning break and enter to Mount Austin and Turvey Park homes today could have been the work of the same two men.
A 59-year-old man was woken by two intruders in his Philip Avenue home around 2.40am, who yelled at the man and demanded money while threatening to stab him.
The victim leaned over to turn on the bedside light and swung the lamp at the intruders, who fled the house through the back door and jumped the back fence.
The man, who cut his finger when he swung the lamp, found that his wallet and two mobile phones were missing from the house. They were located a short distance from his home a short time later.
Paramedics attended and treated the man’s minor cut and police established a crime scene, with forensic analysis to be carried out today.
One of the offenders is described as male, possibly of Aboriginal appearance, 5’2” tall with a thin build, aged in his early 20s and was wearing a light blue hooded top. The second man is only described as in his early 20s.
The second break and enter occurred around 4.25am, when two thieves gained entry to a Fernleigh Road home.
The pair stole small items from six rooms of the house as the occupants slept, until a dog began to bark at the intruders and woke the people in the home.
The two were seen fleeing the home into Fernleigh Road. A handbag, three mobile phones, a laptop computer and cash was taken.
These two people are described as males aged around 17, with one wearing long pants and a white hooded top with black lines on it, and the other around six feet tall (180cm), wearing long pants a white hooded top.
Police believe the two incidents may be related and urge anyone with information relating to either matter to contact the Wagga station on 6922 2599 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.
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