Man uses fire extinguisher to escape bandits
Man uses fire extinguisher to escape bandits

A man defended himself and a woman in his house by fighting off armed home invaders with a fire extinguisher before running from the house yesterday.

The female resident was hurt in the incident but the extent of her injuries is not known.

A group of men armed with a tomahawk and a knife broke into the home in Cockburn Road, Albany, and demanded money from the residents about 2.55pm.

A police spokesman said a man in the house fought off the offenders with a fire extinguisher before running out the front door with a woman who lived at the house.

One of the offenders is described as between 25 – 30 years of age, approximately 175cm tall, medium build, dark complexion, wearing a blue or black singlet, black jeans and had a dark coloured t-shirt covering his face.

He also has a tattoo on his right forearm.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The West Australian

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