A man forced his way in to a house in Hemel Hempstead but made off before taking anything – because the homeowner disturbed him.
The burglary happened on Friday at around 1.20pm. The man was seen getting out of a blue BMW was seen parked outside the house on Copper Beech Close.
At this stage it is unclear whether anything was stolen during the incident, which involved the man searching the upstairs bedrooms of the house.
Kevin Deudon of the local crime unit in Hemel Hempstead, investigating, said: “I’d like to speak to anyone who knows anything about this incident or who saw the blue BMW in the area around that time.”
Call the police non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference D1/13/2621, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, with information.