An intruder has smashed a television after breaking into a house at Warrnambool's Aitkins Road in what police believe is a revenge attack.
Detective Senior Constable Joe Fisher, of the Warrnambool police crime investigation unit, said that between 2pm and 4pm on Wednesday afternoon an offender entered the west Warrnambool home.
The television was smashed but nothing was taken.
"The offender entered the house through a front window, was in the living room and smashed the television," he said.
"There was no one in the house, although a woman asleep in a detached bungalow at the rear of the property.
"It appears like some sort of revenge attack after a falling out. It was very fortunate the family was not home at the time.
"We are asking that anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious during that mid afternoon period to contact the Warrnambool police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000."
Detective Senior Constable Fisher said a Toyota HiLux utility worth $15,000 was found at about 5am Thursday burnt out ute near Panmure.
"The vehicle registered to a Camperdown owner was found on Hovards Road in the Panmure district.
"We are still trying to get in touch with the registered owner, but there are certainly suspicious circumstances surrounding the ute fire," he said.
"Again anyone with information is requested to contact police," he said.
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