Two women assaulted during break-ins; Man charged, NSW

A man will appear in court today after allegedly assaulting two women during two separate break-ins at Harris Park yesterday.

Police will allege that about 7.30am (Friday 30 October 2020), a woman was at home with her partner and child when a man climbed onto the balcony of her Allen Street, Harris Park, unit.

He entered the unit and threatened and assaulted the 45-year-old woman and stole property before running from the location.

About 9am, a 30-year-old woman was inside her Allen Street, Harris Park, unit when a man entered via a window. The woman confronted the man and he ran from the location with an amount of property.

The woman gave chase and caught the man in the foyer of a third unit complex on Allen Street. The man allegedly grabbed the woman and attempted to choke her before assaulting her in an attempt to get away.

Police were called, and officers from Cumberland Police Area Command responded quickly and arrested the man still in the foyer of the unit block.

He was taken to Granville Police Station where he was later charged with aggravated enter dwelling with intent – use corporal violence, aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence – inflict actual bodily harm, intentionally choke etc person without consent, and possess prohibited drug (x4).

He was refused bail and will appear in Parramatta Bail Court today (Saturday 31 October 2020).

The woman was taken to hospital for treatment to a fractured eye socket and cuts to her face and arms. She was later released.

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