A householder scared off someone who tried to break into their home during an attempted burglary in Kettering.
The attempted break-in took place in Ostlers Way at about 9.15pm on Thursday, October 2.
The burglar tried to force open a window at the back of the house and then smashed it with a garden ornament. The householder heard the breaking glass and challenged the offender who ran off into the street.
The offender is described as about 5ft 3in, with a very slight build, and wearing dark clothing.
Witnesses, or anyone with information, are asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.