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Melbourne Suburb Left Terrified Following Spate Of Burglarys

Residents in Melbourne’s outer west are barricading themselves in their own bedrooms following reports of a spate of aggravated burglaries.

Melton resident Shaun has revealed that his home was at the centre of a robbery over the weekend, which he slept through butt here were footprints left around his bed and his three-year-old child's room.

His child, however, was not home.

He told Melbourne radio ‘At the moment I'm barricading myself in my own bedroom, I'm not the only one in the area who's doing it.’’

‘’There's a Facebook page created for this, I've had several people contact me direct through this particular website who have basically moved all their children into the room of the house.’’

Police figures have shown that as well as the west, aggravated burglary and gun crime is up across the South-West, with offences increasing by 76%.

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