Greek family in Melbourne fight off armed intruders during home invasion


Maria Angelidis and her son were forced to fight off two armed intruders in Melbourne’s southeast yesterday, after they smashed their way into their home.

Security footage obtained by 7 News shows two men, armed with knives and a screwdriver, breaking into the family’s Carrum home in the early hours of the morning.

Screams of “get out of my house” can be heard as the men attacked Mrs Angelidis’ son.

“I saw my son and two guys on top of him, punching him and yelling and screaming. It was just petrifying because they get you when you’re asleep,” Mrs Angelidis told 7 News.

Her 23-year-old son said he barely had time to react as the men started kicking him.

“They both grabbed onto me and threw me on the ground. Throwing punches and kicks,” he explained.

Seconds later the two men ran out of the house, knocking over a garden pot as they rushed to a waiting car.

Victoria Police are now investigating the incident.

Carrum home invasion

A mother and her son are in shock after they were forced to fight off two armed intruders in Carrum. #7NEWS

Posted by 7NEWS Melbourne on Tuesday, 14 April 2020




By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


Latest News

AHEPA NSW marks 90 year anniversary with grand celebration

AHEPA NSW Inc marked its 90th anniversary with a splendid luncheon at Novotel Brighton-Le-Sands in Sydney on Sunday, May 26.

GOCSA’s new Neoléa initiative host Ikarian-inspired inaugural event

On May 26, the Greek Orthodox Community of South Australia (GOCSA) launched their new initiative known as “Neoléa.”

St George College in Adelaide officially opens the Kalimera Cafe

St George College in Adelaide, South Australia officially opened its new Kalimera Cafe on Friday, May 24. Read more here.

Unley High School gets creative to incentivise Greek language and cultural learning

Unley High School has looked into ways it can incentivise Greek language learning with a focus on real-world learning experiences.

Optometry Australia welcomes Jenny Mikakos to national board

Optometry Australia has welcomed the Hon. Jenny Mikakos to its national board in the role of Co-opted Director.

You May Also Like

NSW Multicultural Minister issues message to mark International Migrants Day

NSW Minister for Multiculturalism, Mark Coure MP, has issued a message to mark International Migrants Day.

Personal stories of survival and loss during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus

Takis Christofi and Vasilis Soteriou became refugees during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. They share their stories of survival and loss.

More than 180 people baptised Orthodox in Eastern Tanzania

The annual group baptisms in Morogoro, Eastern Tanzania, took place at the Holy Church of Saints Arsenios and Paisios.