A 56-year-old woman who was bashed during a burglary in Leda yesterday says she is too scared to go home.
Sally Miller woke just before 4am to find a man standing in the bed- room doorway of her Riley Place home.
When she tried to leave the room, the man started punching her in the face and did not stop for about five minutes.
She tried to defend herself but the man was too strong.
With her right eye swollen shut and her face bearing the marks of the beating, Ms Miller admitted she had feared for her life during the assault.
"I got out of bed straight away because I knew I was under attack and he proceeded to brutalise me," she said.
"As he kept beating me, he was telling me he was going to kill me.
"I didn't know what his intentions were but I knew he was armed.
"I finally asked him what he wanted and he said, 'Where's your money', so I gave him $100 and he left. I would have just given him the money."
Ms Miller was taken to Rockingham Hospital, where she was treated for bruises and cuts.
She described her attacker as 180cm tall, of African descent, with brown skin and a muscular build.
"I'm scared and I don't know what to do. I think I'm going to have to move somewhere else," she said."I hope they catch him. If he can do this to me, he can do it to anybody."
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