Five offenders break into Hopetoun Road home

SCARY ENCOUNTER: Five offenders broke into a Hopetoun Road home.

SCARY ENCOUNTER: Five offenders broke into a Hopetoun Road home.

Warrnambool police are investigating an aggravated burglary that occurred on Tuesday night.

It is believed five offenders forced their way into a unit on Hopetoun Road.

Three of the home’s occupants were threatened and one was assaulted. The offenders damaged the home during the invasion.

Anyone with information about the violent incident is urged to contact Warrnambool police on 5560 1333 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police are also cracking down on hoon drivers and have called for public assistance. “There has been an increase in hoon activity down the beach areas around Warrnambool over the past month, which not only puts the driver’s lives at risk, but the public are out walking and enjoying these areas,” a post on Eyewatch – Warrnambool Facebook post reads. “Police will not tolerate this disrespectful behaviour and will be targeting hoon drivers over the next couple of months.”

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