A MORDIALLOC woman awoke to find a man standing in her lounge room in direct sight of her bed, 5.40am, Wednesday 14 December.
The woman, 25, told Mordialloc police she heard her dogs barking and got up to investigate.
Not seeing anything she brought the dogs inside and went back to bed. When the dogs started barking again she looked up to see the man staring at her.
She screamed and the man ran off. The woman saw he had gone through her handbag stealing $70 and also rummaged through hallway drawers and a desk.
The woman’s brother, who was asleep in another room, chased the man who jumped a side fence into a car park and fled.
He is described as slim build, 172cm, wearing a back cap and black hoodie.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers, 1800 333 000.