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Vic burglar tried to rape resident: court

AAP logoAAP 23/08/2016

A Melbourne man who returned home to find a burglar in his home was threatened with a knife before the burglar tied him up and tried to rape him, a court has been told.

Frankston man Mark McCormack was due to appear in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday charged over the break-in and attempted rape but his lawyer said the 47-year-old was in pain from his injuries and didn't want to appear.

McCormack was arrested on Saturday night after crashing a car allegedly stolen from the victim's home.

Police say before the crash McCormack forced the resident into the car and tried to find an ATM so he could withdraw money for McCormack to buy ice.

Earlier the 47-year-old allegedly broke into the Frankston house on Saturday afternoon and waited for the resident to return home.

The victim was allegedly confronted by McCormack who was armed with a knife, court documents reveal.

"Don't make a noise or I'll kill you," McCormack told the 54-year-old man.

He said he was going to rape him and bound his hands, police allege.

Investigators say McCormack took the victim to a bedroom and tried to rape him. The older man was hit in the back of the head with a bottle of wine which shattered.

After putting a number of items in the man's car, McCormack allegedly forced him into the vehicle and drove around looking for an ATM.

An unmarked police car noticed the car being driven erratically and followed.

McCormack allegedly sped away and crashed into an embankment.

Police found the victim - with his wrists still bound - who subsequently told them what had happened.

McCormack was arrested at the scene and taken to hospital where he was treated for a minor fracture to his spine.

He remained in hospital under police guard until he was released on Monday and charged with 13 offences.

McCormack did not apply for bail on Tuesday and has been remanded in custody.

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