A burglar used a spade to force open a window and break in to a Wellingborough house.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the burglary in Norman Way, Wellingborough, which took place between 10pm on Friday, August 16, and 6am on Saturday, August 17.
A police spokesman said: “The offender forced open a window using a spade.
“A bin was also used from a neighbouring property to climb up on and access the house through the window.
“The offender gained entry to the house but nothing was taken.”
Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information about it, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.