Police are appealing for witnesses after offenders tried to break into a new-build property on a building site in Harrier Close, Weldon.
The incident happened yesterday (Monday) sometime between 8.45am and 4.45pm.
A police spokesman said: “The homeowners returned to find there were scratch marks on the door frame and damage to the actual door.
“No access was gained but it appears that an object was used in an attempt to get in.”
Witnesses, or anyone with any information about the incident, is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.