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Thursday, April 25, 2024

Police hunt for apologetic burglar

Victoria Police are appealing for public assistance following a break-in in Yarraville yesterday in which a would-be burglar fell through the roof of a house before apologising to the home’s occupants, a couple in their 70s.

Maribyrnong Crime Investigation Unit detectives have been told the man fell through the ceiling of a home during an attempted burglary of a home on Francis Street just after 9am on Thursday.

It is understood the two victims, who are aged in their 70s, were asleep in their bed before they heard noises coming from the roof, Police said in a statement.

“Police have been told the victims believed the sounds were tiles being removed before further sounds were heard in the roof space,” Victoria Police said.

“It wasn’t long before a man fell through the ceiling, apologised to the victims and ran from the scene out the back door.

“The offender was last seen heading towards Francis Street.”

Neither of the victims were injured during the incident, Police said.

The man is described as being of medium build, aged in his 30’s, with an olive complexion. He was wearing blue pants, white t-shirt, black beanie and glasses.

Detectives are keen to speak to any witnesses or anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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