Aggravated burglary in Warrnambool

A WARRNAMBOOL woman has been left shaken after being woken by an intruder in her bedroom early this morning.

The woman, who is aged in her late 40s, was the only occupant at home at the Derby Street address at the time.

Sergeant Dave McDonald of Warrnambool police said she woke to the sound of a person in her room about 3.20am.

"She thought it was her son and she yelled out his name but the person fled.

"He's stolen some small items - just things he could carry."

Sergeant McDonald said the woman called police who conducted patrols of the area but were unable to locate the burglar.

He said the intruder appeared to have gained entry through a sliding glass door which may have been left unlocked.

The woman, who was not harmed, was unable to provide a description of the man to police.

Sergeant McDonald said it was a timely reminder for people to make sure they locked their doors, even if they were at home.

"We're asking for witnesses who may have heard or seen anything in the area around that time to contact police."

The criminal investigation unit is now investigating the aggravated burglary.

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