Mon July 30, 2012 6:19am
A MASKED home invader was revealed as the victim's son when his disguise came off during the raid, a court was told yesterday.
Alex Arnold, 34, from Kanahooka, south of Wollongong, allegedly attacked his father and sister after using an aluminium baseball bat to smash his way into the home at Carlingford, in Sydney's northwest, on Friday night.
Mr Arnold's father Elbegi Akla, who had recently left hospital after open-heart surgery, was hit five times with the bat, the court was told.
Mr Arnold then allegedly grabbed his sister Nuran Topaloglu around the throat.
Mr Arnold had earlier argued with his family after they refused to give him money, the court was told.
But his lawyer Allison Hawkins said the allegations were "vehemently denied" and Mr Arnold had already given police an alibi.
Magistrate Anthony Marsden said Mr Arnold had a history of ignoring court orders. He was refused bail and will appear in Parramatta Court tomorrow.