Aggravated Burglaries In Altona

Hobsons Bay Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for information following two aggravated burglaries in Altona on the same day in May.

Detectives have been told the lone male entered the home of a 77-year-old woman in Maidstone Street on Monday 6 May about 10am.

The victim confronted the male when she found him hiding in her ensuite after she was disturbed from her sleep.

The male brushed past the woman and ran from the scene out the front door.

About 40 minutes later police were called to a Queen Street home following reports of another aggravated burglary.

On this occasion the resident of the home found a male trying to climb through the window of his home.

The male was disturbed by the victim and ran from the scene.

Investigators believe the same male was involved in each incident.

They have released images of a male they hope will be able to assist with the investigation.

The male is described as being Caucasian in appearance, aged in his late teens to early 20s, with a thin build and is about 180 centimetres tall.

He was wearing a New York Yankees cap, Krispy Kreme t-shirt and black pants and boots.

Anyone with information about the person involved is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or log onto www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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