West Valley police are investigating the Sunday rape and robbery of a woman in her home.

Police reports said the woman was asleep in her home about 4:30 a.m. when she was awakened by a man crouching at her bed.The man, wearing a pillowcase on his head, placed his hand over the woman's mouth and covered her face with a pillow. The man then removed the pillowcase from his head and raped the woman, telling her he was going to kill her.

The man replaced the pillowcase on his head and left the home.

The woman told police that the man apparently went through her purse and removed her wallet, which had contained $8.