Police believe a crook was disturbed while attempting to break into a house in Sheffield.
The offender struck on Middle Hay Rise, Gleadless Valley, over the weekend by trying to get into the property through an insecure ground floor window.
Officers investigating the attempted break-in are also looking into a burglary on nearby Fleury Road, Gleadless Valley.
There is also an investigation underway into an attempted burglary of a garage on Psalter Lane, Nether Edge.
A car was broken into on the same street.