Thieves tried to break into a Northampton house by removing the front door lock.
The house in Lauderdale Avenue, Far Cotton, was targeted sometime between 6.45am and 12.55pm on Monday, July 6.
The offenders unscrewed the front door handle and broke the lock, but were unable to get into the property.
Witnesses, or anyone who knows anything about this incident, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101.
Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.