- Sofia Barbopoulos, 96, was confronted by a home intruder overnight
- The Melbourne woman was awoken by the burglar who demanded valuables
- The incident followed a string of home invasions in Melbourne this week
A 96-year-old Melbourne woman has been confronted by a hooded burglar who raided her home for cash and valuables overnight.
Sofia Barbopoulos was asleep when the intruder ‘in dark clothing’ broke in shortly after 4.30am.
The invasion happened at St Albans in the city’s north-west when the elderly woman was awoken by a man demanding cash and other valuables.
A 96-year-old Melbourne was confronted by a burglar at her home in St Albans, north-west of Melbourne overnight (file image)
‘He said ‘I want to find your money’,’ Ms Barbopoulos told Nine News Melbourne.
The burglary followed a string of invasions which took place in Melbourne throughout the night.
Shortly before midnight, three masked men forced their way through the front door of a home in Skye, south-east of the city, and confronted a male resident who was asleep.
The man was assaulted and suffered minor injuries before the offenders eventually escaped.
An hour later a man and woman were forced to lock themselves in a bedroom to hide from an invader to their home in Bayswater in the eastern suburbs.
The night before, a woman who was sleeping the same room as her young son endured a night of terror as one of three masked intruders held a knife to her throat as the others carried out a robbery in her home.
The victim, who lives in Albion in Melbourne’s west, was threatened with weapons before the offenders stole two sets of car keys and an iPad, according to Victoria Police.
In the early hours of Tuesday morning, a mother (pictured) in the Melbourne suburb of Albion had a knife held to her throat by home intruders as she lay in bed with her young son
St Albans, where the elderly woman’s home was broken into, is located just north of Albion where the mother had two sets of car keys and an iPad stolen