A resident was woken by the sound of creaking floorboards after an offender broke into their home in Priory Road, Wellingborough.
Between 4.30am and 5am on Tuesday, December 15, the occupant was woken by the sound of creaking floorboards and a light shining through the partially opened bedroom door.
A spokesman for Northants Police said: "The occupant called out and heard footsteps running down the stairs.
"No property was taken.
"It is believed the offender gained access via an unlocked door, and officers are reminding residents to keep doors locked at all times.
"Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area between the stated times."
Anyone with nformation about the break-in is asked to call Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting reference number 20000671449 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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