Break-in at Wynn Vale, South Australia

Police are looking for an intruder after a break-in at a Wynn Vale home overnight.

The occupant of a house in Linwood Court, Wynn Vale awoke just after 2.30am on Thursday 21 January to find an intruder in his bedroom.

The suspect threatened the victim with a garden rake and demanded his phone and money. He left the house with a stolen mobile phone, headphones and empty portable safe.

Patrols searched the area with the assistance of Police Dog Rusty, who located some of the stolen items nearby on a neighbour’s front lawn.

Police suspect the intruder left the scene in a dark blue hatch, described as a Mitsubishi Mirage or similar, seen parked in the area at the time of the break-in.

He is described as a man aged about 30, of Aboriginal appearance, 180 cm tall, with a medium athletic build, short dark hair, short dark facial hair, and wearing dark sportswear including a t-shirt, shorts and sneakers. He also had a pair of JBL headphones, belonging to the victim, around his neck.

Crime scene investigators will attend the scene this morning. It is believed the man entered the premises through an unlocked door.

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at

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