Two men who broke in and tried to steal from a home in the middle of the night were foiled when the resident chased them away and police quickly tracked them down.
At 12.20am on Monday, January 15 police responded to an alleged break and enter on Bennett Road, Colyton.
Two occupants, a 25-year-old female and a 32-year-old male were at home when they heard a noise at their front door. Two males then entered the premises. The 32-year-old occupant was able to chase them away.
Police officers and the dog unit were nearby and attended the residence.
The two males were then located a short distance away, where a short scuffle ensued with police as they attempted to arrest the men.
Eventually they were restrained and charged with multiple offences.
The first male, a 24-year-old from Oxley Park was charged with ‘Resist arrest’ and ‘Break and enter with intent.’
The second male, a 28-year-old from Villawood was charged with ‘Assault police’ and ‘Break and enter with intent.’