Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Elderly Man Is Victim of Eighth Break and Enter

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Elderly Man Is Victim of Eighth Break and Enter

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Byline: Kerri-Anne Mesner kerri-anne.mesner@capnews.com.au

THE elderly victim of an Easter home invasion in Rockhampton has been subjected to eight break and enters since August - one of those by one of the accused from the weekend's home invasion.

Police prosecutor Clancy Fox described the 86-year-old male victim and what his life has been like over the past eight months during a bail application by one of the three accused.

Seven and half months pregnant, Kiana Catherine Jade Burke, 21, applied for bail in Rockhampton Magistrates Court this morning.

The court heard Burke is co-accused of breaking into the man's home, cutting the phone line, eating food, drinking alcohol, threatening the victim with a knife, slashing bedsheets and stealing items from the bedroom.

Mr Fox said one of the two teenage males accused in the West Rockhampton incident was sentenced in the Rockhampton Children's Court earlier this year for burglary at the same address. …

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