UPDATED, Wednesday, 1.15pm: A 30-year-old Warrnambool man has been arrested and charged with offences after terrifying a woman who lives by herself.
He was arrested on Wednesday by Warrnambool detectives, interviewed and charged with causing criminal damage and trespass.
He was bailed to appear in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on October 10.
It's believed the man was intoxicated at the time of the offending.
Earlier: A 65-year-old Warrnambool woman living by herself has been left shaken after a man tried to break into her home through a kitchen window late on Sunday night.
Detective Senior Constable Dave Hughson, of the Warrnambool police crime investigation unit, said the attempted aggravated burglary happened at 11.05pm at a Selby Road address in east Warrnambool.
The victim was sitting in her living room when she heard a noise, which sounded like someone banging on a window of the home.
The resident walked towards the kitchen window and the offender had pulled off a window panel and cracked it.
The intruder started asking about the woman's son and the woman told the man she didn't know what he was talking about.
The resident called her daughter, who immediately contacted police.
The offender is a man described to be aged in his 40s, with an olive complexion, dark features noticeably under his eyes and he was wearing a dark top.
He is not a Caucasian.
Crime scene officers attended at the address and conducted forensic tests.
Detective Senior Constable Hughson said police members who went to the home described her as being in shock.
"She was shaken by the incident," he said.
Anyone with information is requested to contact the Warrnambool police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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