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Two days after her house was ransacked by an intruder, a Bendigo grandmother says she is still scared to be in her home alone.

The man allegedly entered the home on Arnold Street in Bendigo North on Sunday morning and stole a handbag and car keys before the couple woke at about 2.30am.

Joanne Grey woke to the sound of someone in the living room and says she was forced to defend herself with a baseball bat.

Bendigo woman Joanne Grey was forced to defend herself with a baseball bat. (Nine)
Joanne Grey defended herself with a baseball bat. (Nine)

“The adrenaline just hit when I realised he was in the house,” she said.

Her husband Clinton rushed to his wife’s aid by chasing the intruder outside.

Police found him on a nearby shed roof a short time later and arrested him.

The 24-year-old Maiden Gully man has been charged with aggravated burglary, theft, theft of motor vehicle, resisting police, and possessing a controlled weapon.

Facing court today, he made no application for bail and he will remain behind bars.

The man will face court again in Bendigo next month.

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