A Griffith woman was robbed while home alone after two masked intruders forced their way into her home on Tuesday night.
The woman was at a house on Marcus Street at around 7.40pm when she heard a knock on her front door.
Unsuspecting of the terror to follow she opened the door, only to have two men wearing gloves and balaclavas rush inside.
As one of the men held the woman, the other man stole her handbag, which had inside it cash as well as personal identification, according to Inspector Nick Seddon from Griffith Local Area Command.
Both men then ran away.
Police were called to the woman’s home in the aftermath of the incident, with forensics and detectives working at the scene.
While Inspector Seddon said the attack was an isolated incident and that there hadn’t been something happen like this in recent history he confirmed police were taking the matter “very seriously”.
“We are out there working to find these people because it is a serious offence and it would have been very scary for that lady,” he said.
“We don’t want it to happen again.”
While descriptions of the two men were difficult to obtain due to the gloves and balaclavas they were wearing one has been described as being tall and wearing dark clothing while the other also wore dark clothing but was of an average height.
“If anyone knows anything about this they should contact the Griffith Police or Crime Stoppers,” Inspector Seddon said on Wednesday.
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