Intruders found in two home invasions
Two Christchurch women discovered intruders in their homes in separate home invasions on the same day.
In the first, just before 11am yesterday, a woman discovered a man climbing through a window of her Trist Place, Edgeware, home after forcing it open.
He immediately ran off, jumping over the back fence of the property, and making off on Whitmore St towards Bealey Ave.
Then at 4.15pm, a night-shift worker in her 50s woke to the sound of smashing glass and found man in her Mackworth St, Woolston, home hallway.
The man apologised and fled, along with two other men who were standing in the driveway.
The three men, who were last seen walking towards Ferry Rd, all appeared intoxicated.
Police said the incidents appear to be unrelated.
In the Edgeware incident, the man was described as European and of very skinny build. He wore a long-sleeved shirt, grey hoodie, blue jeans and dirty white sandshoes with yellow markings.
In the Woolston break-in, the intruder was described as European, in his 30s, with shoulder-length light brown hair, wearing green shorts and a grey T-shirt.
The two men in the driveway were described as Maori, of similar age.
One had long black hair, and wore grey track pants, a black jacket, a black cap with a white Nike logo and a backpack. The other was wearing black jeans, a black jersey and a black cap.
Meanwhile, two youths, aged 15 and 16, were arrested in Barrington Park a short time after they broke in to a Sugden St, Spreydon, property about 11.30am.
A neighbour spotted them and alerted police.
Both young men were remanded in custody after appearing in Youth Court today facing charges of burglary and possession of instruments for burglary.
The 15-year old will reappear tomorrow, and the 16-year old on September 24.
Detective Senior Sergeant Parnell urged anyone with information on any of the incidents to phone police on 03 363 7400 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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