Burglar caught inside Qld home by grandma

An accused Brisbane burglar caught trying to steal children's money tins from their grandmother's home is in custody after a citizen's arrest.

"What are you doing here, I'm not finished?" Roy Jordan allegedly said when the people he was robbing found him in a bedroom of their Coorparoo home on Wednesday afternoon.

The home owner, who had returned from collecting her four grandchildren from school with her brother, then grabbed him by the shirt.

In a bungled attempt to flee, the 45-year-old tried to fight her off using a glass water bottle he had taken from the fridge, documents from Brisbane Magistrates Court reveal.

He then pushed past the woman and punched her brother in the head and neck.

Two other women, the sisters of the grandmother and her brother, then set upon him but were unable to stop him.

Clutching stolen loot, he then tried to escape on a mountain bike but was chased down and detained by the brother, it is alleged.

Police soon arrived and found two bags packed with money tins belonging to the home owner's grandchildren sitting on a table.

Jordan was also allegedly in possession of a backpack full of items from a previous burglary, including business cards, papers and notebooks.

He was charged with several offences including robbery with personal violence, serious assault of an older person, burglary, possession of a dangerous drug and possession of implements for housebreaking.

He did not apply for bail during a brief hearing on Thursday and was remanded in custody before his next court appearance on March 5.

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