Burglars who took their own ladder to break into a house in Moulton fled empty handed after they realised somebody was inside the property.
The offenders approached the house in West Street sometime between 11am and noon on Monday, August 11.
They went into the back garden and climbed up to the bathroom window using their ladder.
But after forcing open the window, they heard music coming from inside the house and fled.
Witnesses, or anyone with any further information about this incident, can call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.