90yo woman wakes to find armed man going through her bedroom drawers

An elderly woman has been threatened by a man with a knife after waking to find him going through her bedroom drawers.

Police say about 1.55am yesterday, a 90-year-old woman was asleep in her Council Street Moama unit when she was awoken by a man going through her drawers.

The woman told police the man threatened her with a knife and demanded money, before fleeing the home with a  quantity of cash.


Police believe the robbery is linked to a similar incident that happened earlier in the evening.

A man and woman returned to their accommodation in Shaw Street and after hearing noises, spotted a man in the backyard.

A few hours lter, the couple were woken by a  front window breaking in their unit.

The couple told police the man, who had previously been in the backyard, put his head through the window and demanded money.

The 61-year-old man threw a chair towards the window and the man left empty handed.

The man has been described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, approximately 173cm tall, of a medium build, unshaven with dark hair.