Sleeping 96yo woman confronted by thug in home invasion terror
A 96-YEAR-OLD has been confronted by a burglar who raided her home for cash and valuables in one of a series of frightening home invasions across Melbourne overnight.
The woman was asleep in her St Albans home when the man broke in just after 4.30am.
Earlier in the night, police were called to Skye where a resident was injured after confronting masked burglars.
The man was asleep inside his Selwyn Court home about 11.30pm when three males with face coverings forced open doors.
The offenders fled on foot towards Skye Rd.
Another man and a woman who were asleep in the home at the time were not injured.
In another incident about 1am, a Bayswater North couple were forced to lock themselves in their bedroom after an offender forced his way into their Bayswater Rd home to steal car keys.
Police arrived and disturbed the man who then fled to a waiting car.
Officers gave chase on Canterbury Rd, noting the getaway car was a Holden VT ute, but lost sight of the thief near the corner of Mount Dandenong Rd and Valda Ave in Ringwood East.
Victoria Police has not released descriptions of the offenders in each home invasion except to say that the man who confronted the St Albans woman as tall with a thin build and wearing dark clothing.
The offender is described as tall with a thin build and he was wearing dark clothing.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.