Queensland news: Horror details emerge about how grandmother assaulted and tied up in living room
Horror details emerge about how grandmother was attacked and tied up in her living room during a violent home invasion
- Queensland grandmother Angie Browne assaulted and tied up in her own home
- Intruder broke into her home in Sheldon on Wednesday afternoon
- The 49-year-old tried to hide in the bathroom, but the man dragged her outside
- He attacked her and tied her up with zip ties until a relative found her
A grandmother has been attacked and tied up during a violent break-in in regional Queensland.
Angie Browne was in the bedroom of her home in Sheldon, north of Brisbane, on Wednesday afternoon when she heard that something was being smashed into.
The 49-year-old walked into another room before being attacked by the intruder and chased her down the hallway as she tried to hide in her bathroom.
She was left tied up at her home on Mount Cotton Road until a relative came by and found the terrified grandmother.
A grandmother was assaulted and tied up on Wednesday during a violent break-in in regional Queensland
Police say the break-in was particularly brutal, with the grandmother being repeatedly assaulted by the man in his 20s.
“This perpetrator saw the victim and chased her down the hall as she tried to flee into the bathroom,” Detective Inspector Steve Hollands said.
“She was attacked by this assailant, causing her to go into a temporary blackout.
The man then grabbed her by the hair and pulled her out of the bathroom and down the hall.
“She was then dragged into the living room, where she was tied with zip ties around her hands, and she was tied to a piece of furniture,” he added.
“The perpetrator took her cell phone and put it outside the house.”
She was tied up with zip ties for nearly three hours before a relative arrived.
Angie Browne (pictured) was in the bedroom of her home in Sheldon, north of Brisbane, on Wednesday afternoon when she heard that something was being smashed into.
She was taken to Redlands Hospital with cuts and bruises.
The man was described as tall and slim, wearing a baseball cap, hoodie and fanny pack.
Mrs. Browne believes she heard the man speak in a different male voice, but she never saw the person.
Police say these types of burglaries are ‘very rare’ and are urging anyone with information about the ‘cowardly’ attack to come forward.
“This is the most cowardly type of crime we can investigate,” Det. insp. said Holland.
Mrs Browne was left tied up with cables for nearly three hours until a relative arrived at her home
“We have an innocent lady doing her own business in her own house, and we have a person or persons breaking into her house and assaulting her.
“As you can imagine, a very painful time for her, and we will be very aware of her, not only her physical well-being, but also her emotional and her mental health.”
It is unknown if anything valuable was captured during the invasion.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the police.