Man faces serious assault charges over Kaleen home invasion

Ian Bushnell 12 October 2017
Police wrap

A 19-year-old Franklin man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Thursday, 12 October) over a home invasion in Kaleen last May.

ACT Policing said that about 7:30 pm on Monday 8 May, two males armed with various weapons including a knife, baseball bat and a metal pole forcibly entered the Kaleen residence and assaulted the occupants before fleeing the scene on foot.

The two victims required medical attention and were taken to The Canberra Hospital by ambulance.

Police arrested the Franklin man yesterday morning in the City and charged him with aggravated burglary, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm.

Investigations are ongoing into the incident.

Anyone who has any information that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Quote reference 6103129. Information can be provided anonymously.

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