Officers from Central West Police District are conducting a full investigation into a serious incident that occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning in Condobolin in the state's Western region.
A 92-year-old woman woke to find a man in her bedroom.
The woman was asleep. She suddenly awoke at around 7:30am to find a man standing in her room.
As the man approached the woman in her bed, she pushed her emergency alert pendent that immediately notified a 'back-to-base' contact, who in turn notified her neighbour.
The elderly woman then fought off the man and he fled the home.
Her neighbour came to her aid and emergency services were called.
Police arrived on the scene and a crime scene was established while the woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
The man has been described as being aged in his 20s, with a thin build and dark coloured skin. At the time of the incident he was wearing a baseball cap.
A major search to locate the man is underway.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.