A bold burglar in Melbourne has confronted an intimidating adversary during an aggravated robbery in Doveton on Monday morning.
About 3.30am, the man broke into a Maple Court property where a family and their fearless pet dog, Taco, were sleeping.
The burglar entered the home through a back door, disturbing the chihuahua, who began growling to alert the owner.
A 31-year-old woman woke her 43-year-old male partner, who then chased the man out of the house.
The offender jumped the back fence and ran away, taking an iPad with him.
There were three children asleep in the house at the time, but no one was injured.
Police said the man was wearing a black hooded top.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au
Here he is! Taco the chihuahua! The small dog who chased a big intruder out of a families Doveton home. pic.twitter.com/1DGq89uF99
— Sharnelle Vella (@SharnelleVella) September 6, 2015