A 53-year-old woman was assaulted and robbed inside her house today, at Triq Abela, Santa Venera. The assault took place at about 06:30hrs CEST.
The Police said preliminary investigations found that the woman was laying her bed when she heard her dog barking when she subsequently went to the dog she was assaulted by a dark-skinned man.
The robber then dragged the victim into the bedroom, where he demanded her money. When she replied that she did not have any, the man angrily ripped her shirt before overturning the wardrobe and pulling out drawers.
He then stole about four hundred euro from a purse and fled the scene.
The woman was found to be under shock.
Further investigations are underway.
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