A Warrnambool man has been remanded in custody charged with a home invasion involving stealing a woman's handbag containing $1500 that she had to buy a fridge.
The 31-year-old was arrested on Monday by police after being wanted for questioning in relation to an aggravated burglary committed on the evening of September 26.
Police allege the man went to a Clovelly Court home in east Warrnambool about 8.30pm when he was intoxicated.
He was already on bail for family violence matters after spitting in a woman's face, taking her mobile phone and causing damage.
The man knocked on the front door of a home and asked if a woman was there.
He was told she was not but then kicked open the door and during a search of the premises found the victim hiding under a bed.
The offender picked up the woman's handbag, containing her mobile phone, credit cards and $1500 in cash she had withdrawn to buy a fridge before leaving.
Warrnambool crime investigation unit detectives arrested the man on Monday. He was interviewed, charged and remanded in custody overnight.
He appeared briefly in Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Tuesday and did not apply for bail.
His previous bail was revoked and he was remanded in custody until January 11.
Lawyer Amanda Chambers said the man suffered mental health issues and was withdrawing from alcohol and drugs.
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