Police in Rotherham are advising residents to be vigilant after three men were seen acting suspiciously in the garden of a property.
The men, who are described as of medium build, wearing hoodies and tracksuit bottoms, were seen in the back garden of a property on Scholes Lane just after midnight on Saturday, July 2.
The men appeared to be trying to get access to an outbuilding but ran from the property when they were disturbed by the owner who contacted police.
Nothing was taken and the men left the scene on foot and headed into nearby woods which can be accessed via the Wentworth, Thorpe Hesley and Kimberworth
A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Officers are currently reviewing CCTV and are advising residents to ensure that their properties, in particular garages and sheds, are secure.
“Anyone who saw a group of men acting suspiciously in the Scholes Lane area is asked to contact 101 quoting incident 572 of July 2, 2016.