A TEMORA pensioner woke to a nightmare when Kevin Doyle broke into her home in the middle of the night.
The victim, an elderly widow, was in bed about 1am on June 6 when she heard a door in her home unit slide open.
Then her bedroom light was turned on and standing in the doorway was 24-year-old Doyle armed with a 15cm serrated knife pointed at the woman.
He wore a black hoodie with the hood over his head, his hands were covered with socks and his face was hidden by a blue and white covering that just had eye slits to see through.
His first words were: “Do you have any money?” and after being given $70 demanded the shocked woman’s credit cards and personal identification numbers, which she refused to disclose even though he moved over to her and pointed the knife at her throat.
Do you have any money?- Armed robber Kevin Doyle
Doyle ransacked the woman’s house while, bravely, she slipped her purse under a lounge cushion which she sat on before Doyle worked out what she had done and demanded she get up.
He took $65 and cards before more ransacking and putting a number of personal possessions in a bag.
A brazen Doyle took fish pieces from a deep freezer, cooked them in a microwave oven and ate them while the woman sat on the lounge.
Doyle then put two watches and some medication into the bag and left the unit through the back door.
The woman telephoned police who found Doyle had forced open the back door to gain entry.
It did not take police long to track down Doyle.
The woman’s description of him matched a man they had searched a few hours earlier.
They went to a Baker Street house and found Doyle asleep.
During a search of Doyle they found the stolen watches in his front pocket, while in the room was found the knife, the stolen purse, cards and the medication.
Doyle, who has been in custody since his arrest, pleaded guilty in Wagga Local Court this week to aggravated break and enter and commit serious indictable offence (robbery).
He will be sentenced during the Wagga District Court sittings starting November 30. An offence of recklessly damaging a police vehicle will be taken into account.
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