NSW police charge woman after break and enters at Albury

A woman has been charged as part of an ongoing investigation into two alleged break and enter incidents at homes in the Murray River region last month.

About 5pm on Tuesday 28 September 2021, two women – aged 19 and 20 – were inside a home on Banks Street, North Albury, when they heard a knock.

The younger woman opened the door and was confronted by three women, who entered the home and asked to use the bathroom, before they demanded the resident’s mobile phone and PIN code.

The 19-year-old was allegedly punched and kicked, before the group fled the scene with her handbag. She sustained minor injuries.

Later that evening, a 27-year-old man was asleep in his home on Orton Place, North Albury, when he was awoken by a knock at the door about 10.30pm.

He opened the door and was confronted by three women who allegedly forced their way inside and ransacked the home before fleeing.

Officers attached to Murray River Police District were notified and established crime scenes at both addresses.

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incidents commenced, and initial inquiries revealed the incident as linked.

Following inquiries, a 34-year-old woman was arrested at a home on Byron Street, North Albury, about 8.30am yesterday (Thursday 7 October 2021).

She was taken to Albury Police Station where she was charged with aggravated break and enter,

aggravated robbery inflict actual bodily harm, aggravated enter dwelling and two counts of common assault.

The North Albury woman was refused bail to appear in Albury Local Court today (Friday 8 October 2021).

As inquiries continue, detectives would like to speak with two other women who may be able to assist, who are described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, and between 20-30 years old.

Anyone with information – including CCTV – is urged to call Albury Police on 6023 9299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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