Tweed Heads Police Station.
Tweed Heads Police Station. Blainey Woodham

Teen girl says she chased away Banora Point burglar

A 16-year-old girl says she chased a knife-wielding intruder from her Banora Point home last Tuesday as he attempted to rob her mother in an early morning burglary.

Emily-Rose Russell contacted the Daily News to provide more information about the incident, which was reported last Tuesday afternoon.

Tweed Police said the intruder gained entry to the Pioneer Pde home through an unlocked side window, but Emily had a different version of events.

"Everything in the house was locked. The intruder somehow popped the glass out of its tracks after slashing it with a huge fishing knife he had on him," she said.

"It was the worst thing I have ever experienced and it was heartbreaking to see my mother so hysterically frightened.

"We still don't know whether it was just the one person and I don't think we will ever find out."

Emily believed the intruder, who was wearing a dark hoodie, was "very experienced and had definitely done it before".

"I hope he gets caught after everything he put my family through," she said.

Emily said she chased the intruder away after her mother woke about 4am to find her dressing table being ransacked.



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