Police are investigating an aggravated burglary at a house in Mornington early this morning.
The female occupant of the Adelaide Street home has entered the garage just before 6am and noticed a man crouching near their car.
The woman approached the man, thinking it was her husband, the man got up and grabbed her by the shoulder and demanded her car keys.
The woman threw her cup of tea at him, causing the man to run off.
A neighbour heard the womans scream and called Triple Zero.
The woman was taken to hospital a short time later where she remains under observation after becoming short of breath and feeling chest pain shortly after the incident.
The man is described as Caucasian, approximately 170cm tall, wearing dark pants and a dark coloured hooded top and may possibly have burns to his upper body.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au