Community rallies for Safety Bay home invasion victim

Jill Wright (72). Photo by The West Australian.
Jill Wright (72). Photo by The West Australian.

THE community has rallied around a 72-year-old woman injured in a violent home invasion in Safety Bay on May 25.

Jill Wright said she was in the wrong place at the wrong time when a group of men forced entry into her home at 6pm.

Ms Wright was pushed to the ground and kicked.

The group caused damage to various items inside the home before leaving through the front door and causing extensive damage to three vehicles parked in the driveway.

Ms Wright was taken to Rockingham General Hospital by St John Ambulance.

When she returned home to recover, her landlord had cleaned up the damage and boarded up a broken window.

Sergeant Paul Trimble delivered a television, food vouchers and a vacuum cleaner. Ms Wright’s vacuum cleaner broke after cleaning up so much glass.

Staff at AAA Windscreens on Dixon Road also replaced the windows of Ms Wright’s car for free.

Ms Wright’s son flew in from Melbourne to be with her while she recovered.

She said the community response had been wonderful.

Detectives believe there was a group of about five people acting suspiciously in the area, earlier in the day and are asking anyone who saw the group to contact Police.

Call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online.

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