TWO men fled after being disturbed while trying to break into a house in Cramlington.
The pair got into the back garden of a house in Melling Road at 2.15pm on Wednesday, January 4, and broke into a garden shed.
They then used tools from the shed and smashed the rear patio door of the house and were about to get inside when they were disturbed by the occupant of the house.
They then fled in the direction of the Manor Walks shopping complex.
One of the men was described as being around 5ft 9ins tall, of medium build and was wearing an all grey tracksuit and grey hat.
Police officers are carrying out enquiries into the burglary and are appealing for witnesses.
Anyone who may have seen the two men in the area at the time of the incident, or may have any information, should contact police on 101 ext 69191.