A gang of robbers is being hunted after they threatened a woman and tied her up in her home before stealing a quantity of money.
It is believed three men forced their way into the property in Larch Road, Dartford, Kent.
The Albanian victim told police officers that the robbers, who were of eastern European appearance, had spoken to her in her native language.
Threats were also made against members of her family who were not present.
A neighbour called police at about 1440 GMT on Tuesday.
Kent Police are appealing for witnesses, in particular anyone with information on a black car that the men are thought to have used.