Menu

Woman charged, man wanted over Banora Point home invasion

A woman has been charged and a man is being sought following an aggravated break-in at Banora Point early Sunday morning (December 3).

Just before 3.30am, police from Tweed Byron Local Area Command responded to reports of a break-in at a home on Firestone Drive.

They allege that a man and a woman broke into the home and threatened the 41-year-old male occupant with a knife before assaulting him and tying him up.

The resident was able to escape and notify authorities. He was treated at the scene for facial injuries but declined hospital treatment.

Officers searched the house and allegedly located a woman inside.

She was arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where she was later charged with aggravated breaking and entering, committing a serious indictable offence – inflicting actual bodily harm, taking/detaining person in company with intent to obtain advantage, and goods in custody.

She was refused bail and will appear in Tweed Heads Local Court today (Monday, December 4).

Meanwhile, police are still searching for a man who they believe may be able to assist with their inquiries.

He is described as being about 35 years old, of Caucasian appearance with black hair and was wearing a grey top and black-coloured jeans at the time of the attack.

The man allegedly stole a silver-coloured Ford Kuga SUV from the home, bearing specialised NSW ‘Broncos’ number plates with the registration number ‘04LIFE’.

The car was sighted in the Tweed Heads CBD about 10am on Sunday.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Tweed Heads Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 

Become a supporter of The Echo

A note from the editorial team

Some of The Echo’s editorial team: journalists Paul Bibby and Aslan Shand, editor Hans Lovejoy, photographer Jeff Dawson and Mandy Nolan

The Echo has never underestimated the intelligence and passion of its readers. In a world of corporate banality and predictability, The Echo has worked hard for more than 30 years to help keep Byron and the north coast unique with quality local journalism and creative ideas. We think this area needs more voices, reasoned analysis and ideas than just those provided by News Corp, lifestyle mags, Facebook groups and corporate newsletters.

The Echo is one hundred per cent locally owned and one hundred per cent independent. As you have probably gathered from what is happening in the media industry, it is not cheap to produce a weekly newspaper and a daily online news service of any quality.

We have always relied entirely on advertising to fund our operations, but often loyal readers who value our local, independent journalism have asked how they could help ensure our survival.

Any support you can provide to The Echo will make an enormous difference. You can make a one-off contribution or a monthly one. With your help, we can continue to support a better informed local community and a healthier democracy for another 30 years.”

Echonetdaily is made possible by the support of all of our advertisers.