Dog squad hunts home intruder



POLICE called the dog squad in on Monday to hunt for a man after an elderly woman surprised him in her North Rockhampton home.

The woman, who was too distraught to talk The Morning Bulletin after the frightening incident, called police to her Lauga Street home at 9.20am.

A police spokesperson said they received a 000 call saying someone had disturbed the resident.

He said the man escaped out the front door and down the railway tracks after the woman raised the alarm.

Police units swarmed to the scene and conducted a door knock of the area.

Despite a wide search, the man was not located.

The spokesperson said police were not aware of how the man gained entry into the house.

"The suspect was a young male offender aged 15 to 20, who was wearing a dark cap and dark long sleeves,'' he said.

Investigations will continue and police appealed for assistance in locating the offender and warned residents to secure their homes at all times to prevent potential thieves from gaining entry.

If you have any information about the incident call the Rockhampton Police station on 4932?1481 or Crime Stoppers on 1800?333?000.



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