An 18-year-old man has been charged with burglary and public mischief after allegedly entering a home in a suburb of Perth and stealing a white sweater.
Key points:A woman says she found a “white sweater” inside the home when she returned home from work on FridayThe woman says the young man entered her home without permission and damaged the propertyThe accused has since been released without chargePolice are investigating the incident, which occurred on Friday at about 11:30pmA 23-year old woman was home at the time of the incident when she heard her neighbours’ alarm go off.
“I heard the house ringing, I thought maybe someone was in the house,” she said.
“It was just a bang.
I heard a couple of knocks and I thought it was a knock on the door.”
When she looked outside she saw a white, box-shaped sweater lying on the kitchen table.
“The door was open and I looked down to see it had been smashed in half and it was stained with blood,” she told PerthNow.
“We were just just horrified.”
The young man had broken into the house, smashing a window, a wall and an inside door, police said.
The woman and the man then left the house without telling her children.
“There was no warning,” she explained.
“They were just gone, they just left and that’s when I went to the police station and said: ‘I didn’t realise I was burglarising a house’.”
Police said the accused was known to the victim and had previously entered the home twice before.
“He had previously broken into her home before, she thought it had a bit of a laugh at him,” a spokesperson for Perth Police said.
Police are appealing for anyone who has seen the accused or has information about him to contact Crime Stoppers.
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