Police are appealing for witnesses and warning residents to be alert following an attempted burglary, which occurred on Monday, March 26, between 8.30pm and 8.45pm in Birchfield Court, Northampton.
An elderly woman heard a loud bang on her front door, which she ignored due to the time of night.
When she went into her bedroom, she noticed a man looking through the window. The man showed her a metallic police-like badge and told her it was the police and they needed to speak with her.
The woman did not let the man in and immediately called a member of her family.
The man is believed to have left the area and did not gain entry to the house.
The offender is described as white male, average build, 5ft 6ins tall, short brown hair brushed back and wearing a dark round neck jumper.