Police are appealing for information about a burglary in the Kempton Close area of Corby between 1.45am and 2am today (Friday).
Entry was gained through an insecure ground floor window.
A police spokesman said: “The offender was disturbed by a house alarm and did not manage to remove anything from the property.”
The offender possibly made off on an off-road bike.
Officers are urging residents to always make sure their home is secure and to remove valuables from display or easy reach.
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.