Grandmother traps thief with chair, husband calls police

RANSACKING the homes of the elderly has become a sport for petty Sydney criminals but one accused thief picked the wrong grandparents to mess with on Tuesday.

A 68-year-old woman was sleeping next to her husband when she woke to the sound of her fridge door opening.

In the kitchen, she allegedly found a young man crouched down in front of the fridge, with her television set beside him.

The quick-thinking retiree grabbed a chair, put it over him and stood on top of it while her husband called the police.

The 21-year-old man was arrested at the scene and charged with aggravated break and enter and committing a serious indictable offence.

He was granted bail and will appear in Hornsby local court on Wednesday, May 15.



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