In a chilling incident that unfolded in the early hours of Tuesday in Sydney, two men, aged 20 and 29, were apprehended and charged with a slew of offences stemming from attempted burglaries. The targets were two homes, one of which belongs to Jeff Fenech, a revered figure in Australian boxing. The retired champion, known as the 'Marrickville Mauler', was left shaken by the incident, which saw the suspects attempt to make off with his luxury vehicles.
Both suspects were reportedly nabbed by the police near Fenech's Five Dock residence after they were reported for attempting to break into the property. The intruders had allegedly managed to gain entry into Fenech's home through a side window, their eyes set on the keys to his fleet of luxury cars, which includes two Audis, a Mercedes, and a Lexus. The entire incident was captured in stark detail by the property's CCTV.
The Chase and Capture
Following the break-in, the suspects allegedly hid on the property, evading the police initially before deciding to make a run for it. Their flight, however, was short-lived as they were intercepted and taken into custody near the Five Dock property. The keys to Fenech's cars were recovered, leaving the former boxing champion and his family to take stock of the situation and ascertain if anything else had been taken from their home.
Facing the Law
The 29-year-old suspect has been charged with three counts of face blackening/disguised with intent to commit an indictable offence, aggravated break and enter, and being carried in a conveyance taken without consent of the owner. His younger accomplice, aged 20, faces similar charges, with the addition of being found with a knife in a public place. Both men were denied bail and are poised to make their appearance before the Burwood Local Court.