Crime Watch: Mosman residents warned to lock up after terrifying break and enter on Medusa St.
By ANNA USHER
A Medusa St family are recovering from shock after a terrifying incident that occurred in their Medusa St residence on Monday morning.
Police say an intruder broke into the luxury home – while the occupants were asleep – around 2 am.
“The homeowners were awoken by the sound of a door closing and went to investigate, before realising they’d been broken into,” a North Shore Police Area Command spokesperson says.
“While in the house, the individual has stolen several items including keys to the homeowners Porsche and a handbag containing personal effects.”
Police later located the vehicle dumped in a carpark in Mt Druitt. It has been seized for forensic examination and the investigation is continuing.
Residents are warned to be vigilant with home security, keeping all doors and windows locked, especially at night.
You’ll find the rest of this week’s Crime Watch below.
High Range Drink Driving – Artarmon
A local man has been charged with high range drink driving.
Just after 11:00pm on Monday 20th of March, police were called to the Pacific Highway, Artarmon after a two-vehicle car crash.
Police will allege that the man was behind the wheel of black Toyota Kluger when it collided with the rear of a taxi that was idling at a red light.
Officers spoke with both drivers who were uninjured.
“The man was subject to a roadside breath test which returned a positive result, and he was subsequently arrested and conveyed to Chatswood Police Station,” Police said.
It is alleged the man returned a reading of 0.172.
“The male was issued with a court attendance notice for high range drink driving and will face Hornsby Local Court in May,” Police told Mosman Collective.
Possess Prohibited Drug – Northbridge
A 37-year-old Northbridge man has been charged after police stopped a vehicle on Friday night.
Police will allege that at 5:10pm on Friday 17th of March, they observed a white Range Rover travelling at speed along Eastern Valley Way, Northbridge. Police stopped the vehicle a short time later and spoke with the 37-year-old who was the driver of the vehicle.
After speaking with the male, police had cause to search the male and the vehicle. During the search of the male, police will allege they located a clear resealable plastic bag containing ice.
The male was issued with a Court Attendance Notice and will face Hornsby Local Court in April.
Shoplifting – Chatswood
A 55-year-old Chatswood woman has been issued with a $300 Criminal Infringement Notice after allegedly being caught stealing from a Chatswood grocery store.
Police will allege that at 3:20pm on Saturday 18th of March, the woman entered the store and selected 22 items from various aisles. The woman was then observed by the stores Loss Prevention Officer (LPO) to proceed to the self-service check-out and allegedly only pay for one item. The LPO stopped the woman and contacted police.
Police attended and spoke with the woman. The remaining 21 items were returned to the store. In addition to the $300 fine, the woman was issued with a 12-month banning notice from the store.
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