A 92-year-old Dubbo woman fought off a man with her walking stick after having a knife held to her throat by an intruder in her own home on Monday afternoon.
About 1.15pm on Monday, the elderly woman was on the front veranda of her home on Crown Street when she heard a noise coming from inside.
As she walked into the house, she saw a man, described as being Caucasian in appearance, tall with black short hair, and a chequered scarf or tea towel covering his face, standing in the hallway.
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The man produced a knife and approached the woman while demanding cash. He held the knife to her throat as he searched her clothing.
The woman hit the man with her walking stick as he fled the home, taking her debit card and a small amount of loose change.
Officers from Orana Mid-Western Police District are investigating.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.