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Teens, woman charged after allegedly capturing elderly man

An elderly man was threatened at knife point when intruders entered his West Rockhampton home Friday night.
An elderly man was threatened at knife point when intruders entered his West Rockhampton home Friday night. Brenda Strong GLA050913NIFE

5.30PM: TWO teenagers and a 21-year-old woman have been charged after they allegedly broke into an elderly man's home and held him captive.

Police allege the boys, 14 and 16, and the woman forced their way into the man's Boreham St home about 12.30am Saturday.

Once inside, the intruders allegedly cut the 86-year-old man's phone line, threatened him with a knife and smashed his mobile phone.

The 86-year-old was not physically injured.

All three were charged with one count each of enter with intent, armed robbery, stealing and wilful damage.

The woman is scheduled to appear in Rockhampton Magistrates Court tomorrow.

10AM: THREATENED at knife point, his phone line cut and his mobile smashed.

An 86-year-old man suffered a terrifying ordeal when a trio of intruders broke into his West Rockhampton home Friday night.

The Queensland Police Service are seeking public assistance to help identify two men and a woman responsible for the deprivation of liberty and break and enter offences.

QPS report the victim was at a house on Boreham St Friday night when the trio broke in about 11.30pm.

The intruders cut his phone line, damaged his mobile phone, went on to drink alcohol from his house all night and threatened him with a knife.

They also used the knife to damage property in the man's house and stole a number of items before leaving the house at some stage early Saturday morning.

A carer called police when he went to the house Saturday morning and found the man.

The victim didn't suffer any physical injuries as a result of the incident.

The first man is described as Aboriginal in appearance, around 175cms tall and had short curly hair and a stubbly beard and was last seen wearing dark shorts and a t-shirt.

The second man is described as being Aboriginal in appearance, around 180cms tall and had a towel covering his face.

The woman is described as being Aboriginal in appearance and was possibly pregnant and also had a towel over her face.

Anyone who may have information that may assist the investigation is being urged to contact police.

Investigations are continuing.

Topics:  break and enter crime deprivation of liberty editors picks queensland police service rockhampton crime


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