'I'm so angry, how the hell do they get away with this?'
A hearing-impaired pensioner has told 9News how she tried to fend off an intruder who repeatedly bashed her in the head during a violent home invasion in Adelaide.
Rhonda Rae, who lives alone, said the young woman snuck into her Sefton Park home while she let her dog out to play in the front yard yesterday.
The 79-year-old said the intruder then lay in wait in her wardrobe before launching a frenzied attack when she returned to her bedroom.
"She's raining her fists down on my head, my glasses are flying, she's hit me in the head and on the arm, shoulders," Ms Rae said.
"I hung onto her, she had a bag, and I've grabbed it but she got out the door dragging me around with her and when I've got out there, I'm still hanging on and I'm screeching to the neighbours 'Somebody ring the police'."
The intruder fled with Rhonda's handbag and was last seen running west along Regency Road.
Rhonda was treated at the scene for minor injuries and said it's the second time she's been attacked in her own home.
"I'm so angry, how the hell do they get away with this?
"Lock 'em up, throw away the key."
Police are still hunting the suspect who is described as Aboriginal in appearance, aged in her 20s with a medium build and long, curly black hair.