Police are hoping to locate a man who allegedly broke into an elderly woman's home in Whyalla Stuart overnight.
Just after midnight on Tuesday, May 14 a woman was asleep in her O'Dea Street home, when she woke to a man forcing his way into the house via rear door.
The suspect has then confronted the elderly woman before stealing her handbag and leaving the premises.
The woman aged in her 70's was not physically injured but extremely upset and traumatised over the ordeal.
Whyalla Police conducted a detailed search and door knock of the surrounding area but the suspect wasn't located.
Police would like to hear from anyone with information on the incident or if they locate of the woman's handbag or contents to please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.