A WOMAN in Ashington awoke to find a burglar rifling through her bedroom at the weekend.
The offender had got into the home in Chestnut Street in the early hours of Saturday, February 8.
The victim lay still as she saw the man take her handbag and later went downstairs to find a laptop computer had also been stolen.
She was unhurt and no threats were made.
Police are keen to speak to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area and can be contacted on 101 ext 69191.