A woman woken in the middle of the night by two intruders inside her home has told of her fear and a feeling of being violated.
Narelle Robinson was woken about 3.35am on Thursday morning to see a torchlight shining from the kitchen to her bedroom as her dog 'went mad' barking.
She said the incident had left her feeling violated.
"I felt then there was an intruder in the home, which there was," Ms Robinson said.
"I do feel safe in my house and to think that someone has come in and invaded my privacy and safety, it's a big thing."
Two boys, aged 15 and 17, were assisting police with their investigation of the incident and an overnight car theft.
CCTV footage from the area shows two men circling the house, at one point trying to open Ms Robinson's car and even running away with a screen door.
Detective Sergeant Graeme Simpfendorfer said it was lucky there was no confrontation in the home.
He said Ms Robinson's property was very secure.
"The harm it can cause emotionally when you are confronted in your home is significant and should never be underestimated," he said.
"We're very lucky...there was no confrontation.
"It's a timely reminder for everyone to be that little bit more vigilant around their home and personal security."
Ms Robinson believes her dog's barking caused the intruders to flee the home.
"When I went to the front of the house the windows were open," she said.
"The front door had been opened and jimmied open."
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Detective Sergeant Simpfendorfer said police were investigating whether the crime was linked to the theft of a vehicle in Lawrence Street.
He said although they did have CCTV footage from the area they were still hoping witnesses would come forward, especially if they saw two men in the Charles Street vicinity, to help them understand what happened.
"It is frustrating for us that we're dealing with this time and time again but unfortunately it's the world we live in," he said.
"Unfortunately we are seeing it a little bit more regularly but I don't think it's reflective of the town.
"As we've heard, it's a great town, it's a very safe town but time to time we see this pop up and that's why we jump on it so quickly and luckily we got a result overnight."
Ms Robinson praised the quick response by police.
She said it was a shame police had to spend their time dealing with people who wanted to take things that weren't theirs.
"[They didn't take] anything apart from my privacy and safety," she said.
"I've lived there since 1973 and I don't want this to change the way I feel," she said.
"I want to feel safe and everyone else has to feel safe in their home as well
"Wodonga is a great place and we don't need this in Wodonga."
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