Police received a report shortly before 9.00 am this morning that a man had called to a house and said that he was from the waterboard.
He pushed in passed the female occupant, assaulted her and demanded money.
He ransacked some areas of the house. However he made off from the scene empty handed.
He was seen to run off in the direction of the Glen Road.
The woman was treated for her injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening, at the scene.
Detectives would ask anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who has any information to contact them at Woodbourne on the non emergency number 101.
Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.