Thieves tried to take radiators and electrical items after breaking into a house in Cranford.
Offenders broke into the house in St Andrews Lane, Cranford, sometime between Tuesday, June 30, and Saturday, July 4, before attempting to take radiators and electrical items.
A police spokesman said: “We would like to speak to anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area last week.
“We would particularly like to speak to a white man in his early 20s, who was wearing a white shirt and driving a white hire van in the area.”
Witnesses or anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 111555.