Lismore Court House.
Lismore Court House.

Teen to be sentenced for violent home invasion

A TEENAGER charged with aggravated break and enter over a violent home invasion at Casino in May has been committed for sentence over the robbery.

Owen Avery, 18, of Casino fronted Lismore Local Court today charged with aggravated break and enter after a violent home invasion at Casino on Tuesday May 22.

Police allege Avery, who has pleaded guilty to the offence, smashed a sliding glass door to gain access to Neil Rice's Casino home at 1.45am.

Once inside the home Avery allegedly knocked the 87-year-old to the ground and held him, demanding money.

Avery fled the house with cash, leaving Mr Rice suffering bruising and cuts.

Yesterday Magistrate R Denes committed Avery for sentence to the District Court over the home invasion.

Avery, who remains in custody, was ordered to appear at the Lismore District Court in person on December 10.



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