Police are hunting three men spotted wearing balaclavas and armed with crowbars and a baseball bat escaping from a house after stealing jewellery.
Police are appealing for information after thieves broke into a property in Orton, near Kettering, at about 3.30pm yesterday (Wednesday).
The offenders got in by smashing the window of a conservatory at the rear of the property.
A police spokesman said: “Items of jewellery were stolen before the offenders were disturbed, possibly by the sound of a horn from a suspicious vehicle seen in the area.
“The victim returned home and witnessed three men climbing out of her garden.”
The men were wearing balaclavas and were holding a baseball bat and crowbars.
The vehicle was a dark green or black Mercedes.
Anyone with information about the burglary is urged to call police on 101 or information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.