Teen arrested after elderly woman robbed in her home

POLICE have arrested a teenage boy after an elderly woman was robbed and threatened in her home in North Ipswich on July 30.

At around 7.15am, the youth allegedly climbed through a window at a Holdsworth Road address and started going through cupboards in the house.

Police will further allege that he entered a bedroom where an 85-year-old woman was asleep. He woke her, and demanded cash, while holding a knife in his hand.

The woman wasn't physically injured during the incident.

A 15-year-old North Ipswich boy has been charged with break and enter, and armed robbery. He will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act 1992.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.