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Police have charged a man following a home invasion at Coolgardie on Wednesday.

At about 5am, a 62-year-old man was awoken by noises in the backyard of his house on Coolgardie Road, Coolgardie.

When he went to investigate the man was confronted by two men, one armed with an iron bar.

Police allege he was assaulted by the two men, who then entered the house and stole the man’s wallet.

While the men were in his house, the man went to a neighbour’s and contacted police.

The two men fled before police arrived. The man suffered from abrasions, bruising and soreness to his head and body.

At 11am yesterday Ballina detectives interviewed a 20-year-old man, before charging him with aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence and assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company.

He was granted conditional bail and will appear in Ballina Local Court on Thursday 1 December.

Police wish to speak to a second man that may be able to assist with their investigation.

He is described as being aged in his mid to late twenties, of Caucasian appearance, with red hair.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or has any information about the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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