A man wearing a white clown mask broke into and assaulted a homeowner during a terrifying attempted robbery at a property in South Yorkshire.
Police said a man threw a brick through a downstairs window and reached through and unlocked the door of a house on Brierfield Close, Barnsley between 3am and 3.30am on Thursday, March 29.
The homeowner, a 64-year-old man, confronted the offender and who then punched and kicked him.
The man demanded cash from the victim before searching through the house. He left empty handed.
He was described as being nearly 6ft tall and of a large build. It is reported he was wearing a dirty white clown mask, a brown/grey three-quarter length jacket and dark jeans/trousers.
Anyone with any information should call police on 101, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 97 of March 30.