‘Burglar’ arrested for breaking in to house of family, family says

Broken hearts are broken but family of a Melbourne man who broke into a home to steal an arm have said they were grateful police were able to catch him.

Key points:The woman and her family said they are thankful police caught the burglary suspectTwo of her daughters were hurt in the break-inThe family said the burglary was an act of revenge for a previous break-insThe woman, believed to be in her late 40s, broke into the home of her family and stole the family’s broken arm and broken neck.

Key point:Police are continuing to investigate the break inThe woman was charged with breaking and entering and is due to appear in the Magistrates Court on Monday (local time) to face a charge of break and enter and property crime.

“We are thankful for the police work that they did and the quick response of the officers,” the family said in a statement.

“Our daughters were taken by the arm and are currently in a stable condition.”

The break-out occurred at the house in the south of the city about 4.30am on Saturday, the statement said.

The family’s daughter, aged eight, was left in the house for almost an hour.

The girl’s mother was treated at the scene by paramedics.

The statement said police had located the man’s vehicle and had also located his mobile phone.

“The woman who broke in has been arrested and we are grateful that the police were quick to identify the suspect,” the statement read.

Police said they had received reports of a burglary at a home in the city’s south on Saturday night.

“While the investigation is ongoing, we can confirm that the property of the victims is not being affected by the burglary,” police said in the statement.