Weewondilla resident Dennis Henry says residents have become more security conscious.
Weewondilla resident Dennis Henry says residents have become more security conscious. Emma Channon

Bashing shocks street

GLENNIE Heights residents are shocked, but not surprised, by Wednesday night’s attack on two residents.

A couple were hospitalised after being bashed by four intruders at their Weewondilla Rd home.

Police said it appeared the four males had forced their way into the house through the front door.

Once inside, they punched the 42-year-old female resident in the face and knocked down her 45-year-old de facto partner, who they kicked on the ground, causing injuries to his ribs, arms and face.

Neighbour Dennis Henry said he has lost his trust since moving from Allora.

“Now I have to lock my car and keep it off the street every night – I never used to do that,” he said.

“It’s bad. There’ve been a few young ones around causing trouble.”

This sentiment was shared with another Weewondilla Rd couple, who wished to remain anonymous.

The pair witnessed two males attempt to break into their house just a week ago, and said Glennie Heights could be the target because of its age demographic.

“Are they targeting older people that can’t defend themselves?” they asked.

“There’s been an increase in (offences) – with the sling shot group and now this.”

A spokesman for the Warwick Police Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) said late yesterday afternoon that investigations into the incident were continuing.

“At this stage it would appear that it has been some kind of revenge-motivated burglary with violence,” the spokesman said.

“We are seeking information from anyone who may know who these individuals are and given there were four involved it would suggest there are a lot of other people who would know something.”

One of the offenders has been described as 1.75m in height and was wearing a light blue jumper with a hood.

Another of the intruders was a Caucasian male aged about 35 years old with a shaved head, while a third was wearing a black mask with a pattern on the front.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Warwick Police station directly on 4660 4444 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.



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