Woman bitten, punched while trying to stop burglar
Two people have been charged after a woman was allegedly assaulted during a break-in at Maroochydore on Wednesday.
Police alleged that at around 9.20am, a 42-year-old woman was outside her Turner Street residence at the clothes line when she heard noises coming from within the home.
As she went inside she saw another female walking out of the house carrying a number of items, including jewellery from her bedroom.
The woman then chased the female and managed to grab hold of her, calling for help.
A struggle then ensued during which the 42-year-old was allegedly kicked, punched and bitten by the female as she tried to escape.
A 68-year-old woman came to the aid of the victim while a man also approached and attempted to assist the alleged female thief by pulling her free and taking the jewellery.
The man allegedly made several threats towards the 68-year-old woman who then phoned police.
Officers arrived a short time later and a man and woman were arrested. Police will allege the pair are known to each other.
The 42-year-old woman sustained numerous abrasions and bite marks however was not seriously injured.
A 47-year-old Pacific Paradise woman a 45-year-old Alexandra Headland man have both been charged with one count each of attempted robbery threatening violence, assault occasioning bodily harm whilst in company, enter dwelling with intent and serious assault of a person over 20.
They were due to appear in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on Thursday, September 17.