An elderly woman scared a burglar out of her Corby home by waving her walking stick at him.
The pensioner realised a man was in her home in Mantlefield Road at about 1.30pm on Saturday, July 12.
The man had begun to search the property, but when he was confronted by the woman he fled without taking anything.
He was white, about 5ft 6in and aged between 25 and 30. He was wearing a black baseball cap, a blue T-shirt and shorts.
Witnesses, or anyone with any information about this incident, are asked to phone Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.