A BEANIE found at the scene of a break-in of an elderly woman’s home will be forensically tested to link the alleged offender to the scene of the crime.
Elwyn Sylvester Ahoy, 25, appeared in Armidale Local Court via videolink after his DNA was allegedly found inside the Armidale home.
He’s been charged with one count of aggravated break-and-enter with intent and use corporal violence following the August 25 incident. Ahoy was arrested by police on January 29 after fresh DNA evidence came to hand.
Police allege he gained entry to the home through a window and rifled through the contents of the woman’s handbag.
When confronted by the woman, Ahoy is alleged to have pushed her over and run from the scene.
The woman wasn’t injured but was shaken by her ordeal.
Ahoy, who is being housed at the Tamworth Correctional Centre, was supported by family when he appeared in court but did not enter a plea.