AN elderly Langwarrin woman got a fright when she was woken by a man in her bedroom, 5am, Sunday last week.
The woman, 82, bravely confronted the man, in his 20s, and told him to “get out”, police said.
The man asked for money, saying he did “not want to hurt” the woman and she handed over a small amount from her purse. The man demanded more and the woman opened a small moneybox and gave him an unspecified sum.
Police said the man gained entry through an unlocked window. He is described as 170cm tall, slim build, wearing a dark coloured hoodie and white/grey pants that might have been pyjamas.
Anyone with information should call Detective Acting Sergeant Jason Hamilton-Smith, Frankston CIU, 9784 5555.