Woman fights off attacker

A Narre Warren woman was slashed to the face and arm when faced by an intruder. Picture: FACEBOOK

By Brendan Rees

A brave woman fought back against a man wielding a box cutter during a home invasion in Narre Warren on Monday 16 September.

The 23-year-old woman was at her Lassiter Court home with her four-year-old daughter just before 1pm when she was confronted by the man who had entered via a sliding door.

Police say the man, armed with an edged weapon, made demands for the victim’s car keys and money. She attempted to fight off the offender and received an injury to her face.

The man then fled from the house.

In a Facebook post, the woman’s fiancee Damien Jurss said she repeatedly hit the intruder’s knee cap and neck with a steering lock after he slashed her in the face and arm.

“She refused to hand everything over and attacked him back with steering wheel lock until he ran away through the back door,” Jurss wrote.

The pair is offering a reward for anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of the culprits.

The intruder is described as 30-40 years old, about 183cm tall, medium build, Caucasian, brown eyes, unshaven, wearing a blue DC hoodie, black track pants, black air max Nike’s and was wearing a mask covering part of his face.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report at www.crimestoppers.com.au.