A WORLD War Two veteran has been left traumatised after he was the victim of a terrifying, random home invasion in Victoria last week.
Police say the 92-year-old man was home alone watching TV when the power in his Olwen Street, Nunawading home went out about 9.20pm.
He went outside and turned the power switch back on before going to bed, but the power was switched off again.
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The man went back outside to investigate but was forced back inside the house by an unknown man who asked if he was home alone before threatening him and demanding cash.
The victim handed over money but pleaded for some back.
The offender dropped $25 on the floor and unplugged the phone before running out of the house.
The victim went to bed in fear and called police the following day.
The offender is perceived as being 185cm tall with a solid build and an Australian accent. He was wearing a jacket.
The 92-year-old man, who cares daily for his ill wife at a nearby nursing home, has been left severely shaken but was not injured during the incident.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au