A lower north shore family are recovering from shock after returning from holidays to find a “Goldilocks” intruder inside their Greenwich home.
Police say the home-owners opened their front door on Monday 17 October, and found a 34-year-old Willoughby woman sitting on their couch watching television.
It’s thought the woman could have been residing in the property for over a week.
“Around 7:10pm the Ronald Ave home-owners returned to their house having departed earlier in the month on a family holiday,” a North Shore Police Area Command spokesperson told Mosman Collective.
Police will allege the mortified locals discovered the Willoughby woman wearing clothes belonging to the homeowner.
She had also been sleeping in the master bedroom and eating food from the family’s pantry.
“It will be further alleged the woman lived in the property and over the course of around six days, she prepared meals, and wore clothes belonging to the home owner,” Police said.
“She also drove – and crashed – a vehicle belonging to the home owners.”
The woman was charged with break and enter house, steal property in dwelling house and take and drive conveyance.
She was refused bail and will next appear before Hornsby Local Court in December.
A lower north shore family returned home from holidays to find an unknown woman had moved into their Greenwich property.