Homeowner punched and bitten in alleged home invasion

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Police have charged a man over a Glen Iris home burglary.
Camera IconPolice have charged a man over a Glen Iris home burglary. Credit: Graphic / South Western Times

A man has been punched, bitten and scratched by an alleged burglar at his Glen Iris home.

Police allege Travis Revel Kickett, 26, of Carey Park broke into the Vittoria Road home about 4.15am Sunday when he was confronted by the home owner in his kitchen.

The alleged confrontation resulted in numerous injuries to the 40-year-old homeowner.

Police say Mr Kickett tried to run away but the homeowner followed and tackled and detained the alleged intruder in the front yard.

Mr Kicket allegedly punched, bit and scratched the man, who was calling out for help.

A Bunbury Farmers Market worker called police after hearing the cries for help, police say.

Mr Kickett appeared in Bunbury Magistrates Court yesterday but is yet to enter pleas to two counts of assault occasioning bodily harm and one count of aggravated home burglary.

The court was told, Mr Kickett was a schedule two offender and he was remanded in custody.

He will appear in court again next month.

The homeowner was taken to hospital but is understood to have been discharged.

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