CCTV has been released of a man who may know more about a number of attempted break and enters at a Kurri Kurri nursing home.
A 78-year-old woman suffered bruising to her face after she was attacked by a man who'd broken into her room at the Lang Street centre at around 11pm on June 10.
The thief demanded cash before taking off with her wallet and credit cards.
Another resident reported someone trying to break into her room in the late hours of June 18 after hearing noises on his back veranda, however staff were unable to locate the would-be intruder.
Police are keen to speak to a man seen in the area wearing shorts with two stripes down the side and a jumper.
He was also travelling with a dog - anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 300 000.