Garda in Waterford city are investigating a robbery and an assault on a 96-year-old woman.

The incident happened in the woman's house in John's Hill at around 3am.

The woman was woken by two male youths who had entered the house.

She was uninjured in the incident and the two men got away with a small amount of cash.

Gardaí say there have been no arrests so far and they are appealing for anybody who may have been in the area between 2am and 4am to contact them at Ballybricken Garda Station.