The suspect knocked on a sliding glass door at a residence on the 200 block of Via Buena Ventura on November 8 at about 10:30 p.m. The suspect then forced the door open when the victim answered.
Police said the suspect simulated having a weapon in a pocket, but no weapon was seen.
The suspect was described as a black man about 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, with a dark complexion, wearing a dark shirt with a skull or skeleton logo on the front, and a dark hood.
Anyone with information on the case is urged to call Torrance Police at (310) 618-5598.