A woman who disturbed burglars in her home was punched repeatedly in the face by one of the offenders.
At about 5pm on Friday, March 14, two men tried to force open the side door of a house in Neale Avenue, Kettering.
They then went to the rear of the house and got into the property through the back door.
Once inside, they took the keys to two cars.
But the woman, who was in the house with her daughter, confronted the men.
During the confrontation, one of the men punched her in the face six times.
The men then ran away into Hallwood Road, without taking the car keys.
Both men were white, slim and in their early twenties. One was just under 6ft and the other was slightly shorter with short dark hair.
Witnesses to this incident or anyone with information can call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.