Woman tied up and robbed in horror home invasion in South Yarra

A woman has been tied up and robbed by a balaclava-clad bandit wielding scissors during a terrifying home invasion at South Yarra in Melbourne's south-east.

Police have been told the culprit followed the victim, aged in her mid-twenties, into the car port of her Arthur Street home, at about 10.15pm last night.


The man, who was wearing a balaclava and a single glove, then forced his way into a connecting bedroom and threatened the victim with a pair of scissors.

He demanded a safe but was told there wasn't one, so he tied the woman up with phone charger and electric blanket cords.

He then stole $10 from her wallet and escaped in the victim's black BMW Coupe, police said.

Melbourne woman bound with a phone charger cord before bandit fled in her BMW. Photo: 7News

He was last seen travelling east on Arthur Street towards Chapel Street.

Investigators said the woman escaped the ordeal without injury, and immediately alerted police.

Detectives are reviewing CCTV video for clues and have urged anyone with information to come forward.

The culprit is described as Caucasian, with a solid build and approximately 183cm tall, with light-coloured eyes.

He was wearing a black puffer style jacket, a dark coloured vest, pants and shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.