Man Arrested In Connection to Aggravated Burglaries In Traralgon

Police have apprehended a 42-year-old man from Traralgon in connection to two alleged aggravated burglaries that occurred on March 18th. 

The incident took place at separate locations within the Traralgon area.

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The first alleged incident unfolded around 2:45pm at a residence on Whitakers Road. 

According to authorities, the suspect forcibly entered the premises but did not abscond with any valuables. 

It’s reported that he fled the scene after encountering a resident within the property.

Subsequently, it’s alleged that the same individual proceeded to target another residence on Shakespeare Street later that day, around 3:40pm. 

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In this incident, the suspect purportedly trailed a teenager to their home and, after waiting near the property, gained unauthorised entry when the occupants were absent. 

The man is said to have made off with a battery charger before escaping.

He now faces charges of aggravated burglary, theft, and stalking in connection to the incidents.

The accused has been released on bail and is scheduled to appear before the Latrobe Valley Magistrates’ Court on May 15th.

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