Possible link between creepy Kingscliff break-ins
POLICE are investigating a possible link between a man who broke into two children’s bedrooms in Kingscliff early Saturday morning and similar offences reported last June.
Tweed/Byron Local Area Command were called to Lorien Way, Kingscliff, about 1.15am Saturday after reports of an intruder inside a home.
Police patrolled the area and spoke to an Ibis Court resident who heard someone in the rear yard of their property at 12.20am that morning.
The resident found hand marks on her daughter’s bedroom window after the incident. Another Ibis Court resident told police she awoke at 12.30am to find a man standing at the end of her bed, where she and her son, 10, both slept.
The accused is described as being Pacific Islander or Maori in appearance, aged in his 30s with a solid build, about 175cm tall and wearing a dark hoodie and long pants.
Tweed/Byron LAC acting crime manager Laurie Moroney said while police were “keeping an open mind”, it was possible the offender was the same man who broke into several Kingscliff homes on June 2 and 3 this year, assaulting a boy, 15, and indecently assaulting a 12-year-old girl.