A burglar who broke into a home in Melbourne's south-east was in no mood for a quick smash-and-grab – instead he stayed for five hours, ate, bathed, shaved, played video games and performed a sex act in the house, police say. The intruder eventually stole electrical items before fleeing the Cranbourne North home, a police spokeswoman said. If all that wasn't bad enough, it seems the man also used the home owner's toothbrush, presumably after he got hungry and cooked some noodles in the kitchen.
Â A Melbourne man has died while trying to cross the Princes Highway in Gippsland in order to help another driver. The 33-year-old man, from Dandenong, had been a passenger in a vehicle when he saw a car go off the road in Fulham, near Sale, on Sunday night. Police spokeswoman Creina O'Grady said the man and the driver pulled over to assist the other driver, who had ended up on the other side of the highway in a road-work area.
A woman says she may never work again after a terrifying knifepoint robbery at her family's milk bar in Melbourne's outer west. Mary Lakkis, 63, had been about to close up shop on Saturday night when a group of armed men stormed in. "Give me your money!" the men shouted. The group, wearing masks and gloves, jumped the counter at the Riverdene Village Shop in Werribee while one of them ran towards Ms Lakkis and pointed a knife at her chest. "I thought I was going to die," she told Seven News.
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