Victoria Police are on the hunt for a man who threatened a family with a knife after he was found sleeping in their Melbourne home.
The residents came home on Thursday morning to find that their bed had been dragged into the living room and there was a stranger sleeping in it.
When the man woke up he produced a knife and threatened the victims before fleeing the scene, police said in statement.
"The male had been in the house for some time and removed a bed from the bedroom, had a shower and moved the bed to the living room," Senior Constable Brendan Keane told reporters.
"The male offender has then jumped out of the bed and produced a knife which he's held to the wife's throat before exiting and running away from the house," he said.
No one was injured in the incident and quite remarkably, nothing was stolen from the property although the sleeping suspect is still at large.
"The man is described as being aged in his early 20s, perceived to be of Middle Eastern appearance, thin dark eyebrows, unshaven with a script tattoo on the left side of his chest.
"At the time of the incident he was wearing a black New York Yankees cap and black shorts," police said.
Police have urged anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers.
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