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Police from Richmond Local Area Command are conducting investigations following an aggravated break and enter in a home on Grant Street, Ballina in the early hours of Friday morning.

At about 4am, the 53-year-old occupant woke up to find a light being switched on in his house.

When he went to investigate, the man found four teenage boys in his home.

One of the boys allegedly threatened the man with a knife, causing the man to retreat to his room and attempt to barricade the door.

The boys allegedly forced entry to the room threatening the man with a knife again and demanding money and property.

After taking the man’s wallet and a bag full of clothing, the four boys left the house.

Police were contacted but by the time they arrived the boys had left the area.

Police would like to speak to teenagers who may be able to assist with the investigation.

The boys are described as 15–16 years of age, three of Caucasian appearance and one of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance.

Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area at the time is urged to contact local police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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