Police are investigating an armed robbery by a knife-wielding intruder at a Lismore home where a 20-year-old woman was alone yesterday afternoon.
Police say the woman heard the front door of her High Street home open and someone enter at around 3pm.
She then found the man armed with a knife in a nearby bedroom. He demanded money before taking cash, a mobile phone and bank cards from the woman.
The woman ran to a nearby home and alerted police. The man was last seen running east along High Street.
The woman was uninjured during the incident.
Richmond Local Area Command officers say they are searching for the man, described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 183cm tall, aged in his 30s, with black facial hair. The man was seen wearing a white t-shirt with a black/grey logo and shorts.
Anyone with information or who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area at the time of the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.