A balaclava-clad man
was kneed in the groin after surprising a woman at her Green
Island home early yesterday.
The woman was returning to her Thomson St home shortly after
1am when she was confronted at her front door by a male
intruder who grabbed her by the throat, Senior Sergeant Steve
"She defended herself by kneeing him in the groin," he said.
The man, who was wearing dark clothes and a balaclava, ran
Police patrols in the area failed to locate the man.
Snr Sgt Aitken praised the actions of the woman, who was left
shaken from the incident.
"She did a fantastic job in protecting herself," Snr Sgt
Police believe the man, who was between 170cm and 180cm tall
and of medium build, had been trying to gain access to her
property at the time she returned home.
Snr Sgt Aitken said police were also investigating another
reported case of a balaclava-clad man in dark clothing at
Green Island School on Friday night.
He reportedly accosted two youths.