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“I thought I was going to die” | Home invasion victim’s emotional account of horror night

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Neil Mitchell received multiple tip-offs on Tuesday morning about three horrifying incidents overnight.

Police have since confirmed all three.

  1. A woman aged in her 30s woke to find three men inside her Dandenong home just before 2am on Tuesday. She was assaulted and threatened with a knife before the offenders demanded she hand over cash and jewellery. All three fled on foot. Police are hunting for men of Caucasian, Maori and African appearances in relation to the incident. The victim was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
  2. Police are also investigating an armed robbery at Noble Park North. Investigators have been told two men entered a service station on the Princes Highway just after midnight. The men approached the front counter and produced a pole and threatened the attendant. Demands were made for the attendant to hand over cash. The attendant handed over the till and the offenders fled. The offenders are described as Caucasian in appearance and were both wearing baseball caps and dark coloured clothing.
  3. A 59-year-old man has been bashed after up to eight teens of African appearance knocked on the door of his Narre Warren South home just after 10pm on Monday night. Cash and car keys were also stolen. The victim was taken to hospital. While he was there, the group came back to steal the car.

Neil Mitchell spoke with David, the victim of the Narre Warren South attack.

“I s**t myself, basically,” he said.

“I thought I was going to die.”

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David said he’d been shaken up emotionally.

“I understand where they’ve come from, mate, they’ve come from a country that’s literally hell on earth,” he said.

“They don’t want to be there, they don’t want to die and don’t want their family shot and want to get out and come out to a better country.

“Well, this is a better country.

“It’s always been said – we are the lucky country.

“But unfortunately there are people out there that look at us, that hate us and want to kill us.

“I thought that was going to happen last night.”

Anyone with information about any of the alleged crimes is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at

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