When she returned to the house about 15 minutes later, she sat down to watch TV when the suspect, wearing a ski mask, confronted her.
"A struggle ensued in which she was pushed to the ground, and one round was fired at her," said /*LAPD*/ Det. Scott Walton.
The shot missed the woman and hit the garage door, Walton said.
The fight woke the woman's husband, who scared the gunman away. He fled with about $200 in cash. Police canvassed the neighborhood but were unable to find the suspect.
The suspect was seen leaving in an older model, light-colored vehicle, possibly a Thunderbird.
Anyone with information is urged to call the LAPD Pacific Station at (310) 482-6334.