Burglars ransacked a home after breaking in through a downstairs window - but left with nothing.
The thieves broke in to the house in Quarendon Avenue, Aylesbury on Saturday at around 3.15pm.
They conducted a messy search of the upstairs of the property and were disturbed by the homeowner on their return.
One of the burglars was seen climbing over the brick wall at the rear of the property.
PC Nicola Ambrose from Aylesbury Police Station said “Police are appealing for witnesses that may have seen or heard anyone acting suspiciously around the time before or after the offence.
“Please contact Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 if you have any information.”
If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.