The sufferer, who doesn’t want to be named, was alone in her Malpas Avenue dwelling, two days earlier than Christmas final yr.
Her daughter Kerry stated on Sunday when the attacker informed her mom to put on her mattress, she thought she can be raped.
“She thought ‘I’m not going to reside one other day’,” Kerry stated.
The person ransacked two of the bedrooms and put a small amount of cash and valuable household jewelry in a black procuring bag.
Earlier than he left, he took one of many lady’s belts and certain her fingers behind her again, telling her he knew the place she lived and would kill her if she informed police.
“She was simply so, so scared,” Kerry stated. “She didn’t wish to inform anyone something, not even to her household. She was afraid that he would come again. She was even afraid to return to her dwelling.
“You wish to kill this individual for what they’ve carried out.
“I hope he will get caught very quickly and I hope that the fees he will get are simply so horrendous for what he has carried out to our entire household, particularly to my mum.”
Police consider the person scaled a facet fence and fled by means of a neighbouring property.
Detective McKenzie stated police hadn’t dominated out the chance that an confederate drove the person there and helped him escape.
Kerry’s mom managed to free her fingers from the belt and go to a neighbour for assist.
She had been residing in her home for 58 years when this incident occurred, and Kerry stated her mom refused to let her attacker take her independence away or drive her to go away.
“The energy that she has is wonderful for what she has gone by means of and I believe she is a really courageous woman,” she stated.
Nevertheless, the occasion has left its mark, inflicting a decline in her reminiscence and talent to pay attention.
“You see your mum day-after-day and also you suppose, ‘How does she deal with this? How is she going to deal with this?’ It by no means leaves you,” Kerry stated.
Police appealed for witnesses when the crime first occurred final yr, however the man stays faceless and unknown.
Detective McKenzie described him as in his early 30s and skinny. He was sporting a black high and jacket and a black hat, probably with a broad brim.
“I consider somebody in the neighborhood is aware of who dedicated this horrible, horrible offence,” Detective McKenzie stated.
“My message is that we’ll proceed to work this case for so long as it takes and once we get the data we want, we’re going to catch you. That’s all.”
Anybody with data can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report on-line at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au