Wednesday October 9 2013
– A young couple subjected to a terrifying home invasion in suburban Melbourne managed to escape after arming themselves with kitchen knives and scissors, a court has heard.
James Paul, 27, and his younger brother, Sebastian, 23, allegedly entered a Murrumbeena home they had been monitoring through a bedroom window and threatened a 23-year-old man and his 22-year-old girlfriend with a knife.
After entering the Henty Street home around 6:50pm on June 11th, Sebastian Paul allegedly thrust a black-handled knife with a 12-15 centimetre blade at the couple.
Detective Senior Constable Ben Watson told Melbourne Magistrates Court he allegedly said: “Give us money or this could be bad.”
Senior Constable Watson said after being told they had no cash, Sebastian Paul demanded to have what what was hidden in the manhole.
While James Paul entered the manhole, Sebastian Paul repeatedly hit the male occupant with a baseball bat.
Despite the couple handing over more than $1000, the brothers were not satisfied.
Senior Constable Watson said after one brother allegedly held a knife near the man’s hand he lied in desperation, saying he buried $10,000.
The ploy was discovered and as the man was dragged into the kitchen he grabbed two 18 centimetre knives and fled into the street. The woman allegedly picked up scissors and fled past James Paul.
James Paul faces 16 charges, included aggravated burglary.
Magistrate Gerard Lethbridge said the alleged victims were terrified and did not want the accused bailed. James Paul was refused bail. His younger brother was bailed recently – Emily Portelli


About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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