A woman has been accused of carrying out a number of break-ins at a Sydney retirement village.
Police were called to Cardinal Freeman Retirement Village in Ashfield on Saturday after two elderly residents reported their units had been broken into while they were out lunching.
At the time, police said, a strange woman was allegedly seen knocking on doors.
She wasn't seen again until Sunday morning when officers were told the same woman was allegedly seen loitering in the grounds.
Two other residents, aged 86 and 93, reported money had been stolen from their units.
Following a brief struggle, a 29-year-old woman was arrested nearby and later charged with stealing from dwelling, aggravated break and enter, and assaulting police.
She has been refused bail and will appear at Burwood Local Court on Monday.
Police are making further enquiries with the retirement home to see if there are any other victims.