A 69-year-old woman has been repeatedly punched in the face by a man trying to steal her car in the Perth Hills area.
The woman pulled into the carport of her Maida Vale home at 10.30pm yesterday after opening the door via remote control, police say.
But before she could get out of her car, a man opened the driver's door and punched her repeatedly in the face.
He put his hand over her mouth, told her to be quiet and demanded her keys.
She handed them over and ran into her house through the carport door.
The woman called police and later realised her handbag had been stolen, though the car was not taken.
The victim suffered a cut lip and swelling to the right side of her face.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.