Police are appealing for witnesses after an attempted burglary in Sunderland.
The burglary happened at 2.30pm on Friday, in Lime Street, Millfield.
The offender went in through an unlocked front door and attempted to take a purse from the property before making off.
Enquiries are on-going to track down the offender.
Officers are reminding residents to make sure they keep doors locked even if they are in the house and to make sure they don’t leave windows open when they are not in the room.
Further crime prevention advice is on the Northumbria Police website at www.northumbria.police.uk.