Police combined to raid two Portland homes after aggravated burglary

THREE Portland people have been remanded in custody charged with committing a home invasion while masked and armed with baseball bats.

​Detective Sergeant ​​Jason von Tunk, of the Portland police crime investigation unit, said two search warrant were executed by a combined force of Heywood, Portland, Hamilton and Warrnambool ​officers on Sunday afternoon​.

​Three masked offenders entered a Waratah Crescent home about 9pm on Saturday armed with baseball bats and demanded money.

A man and his mother were threat​ened but no one was injured​ before the offenders stole property and left​.

The victim's mother called triple zero at 9.15pm.

Detective Sergeant  von Tunk said two search warrants were applied for and approved for Portland addresses.

​"At the first address on ​Cape Nelson Road we located a baseball bat and mask. Two people, a 17-years-old male and 22-year-old woman, were arrested," he said.

"The second address was searched at Bolwarra Court, which led to the arrested of a third person - a 40-year-old man – at a third address in Otway Street."

The investigator said all three people were interviewed and then charged with aggravated burglary and the new high-end home invasion offence.

"They were all remanded in custody by a bail justice late Sunday night to appear for a bail/remand hearing in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Tuesday," Detective Sergeant  von Tunk said.

Anyone with information about the home invasion is requested to contact the Portland police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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