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Robert Smith admits Kambah home invasion midway through ACT Supreme Court trial

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By Blake Foden, and Soofia Tariq
Updated June 8 2022 - 1:03pm, first published 6:30am
Robert James Smith outside court on Tuesday. Picture: Blake Foden

A masked home invader has been locked up following his admission that he tried to set a man on fire after dousing the victim and his dog with petrol in Canberra's south.

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Blake Foden

Canberra Times court reporter

As a journalist, I've covered everything from a royal tour and a terror attack to international sport. After stints in New Zealand, the UK and the Canary Islands, I returned to Australia in 2018. These days, I cover the ACT and Queanbeyan courts.

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Soofia Tariq

Cadet Journalist

Soofia joined the Canberra Times in 2022 as the cadet. She previously interned and was an audio producer at The Guardian Australia. She has also worked at 2SER Radio and City Hub Sydney. Her email is soofia.tariq@canberratimes.com.au