A masked man escaped in a black BMW after trying to break into a home in a Daventry village.
At about 1.45am on Friday, September 28, in Churchill Road, Welton, the homeowner saw a man walking down the side of their driveway.
After being disturbed, the man walked up the road, got into a black BMW and drove off in the direction of the White Horse pub.
The householder then found that an attempt had been made to gain entry through the back door.
Police have released a CCTV image of a man they believe may have information about the incident.
The man is wearing a distinctive top and officers appealing for him, or anyone who recognises him, to contact police.
Witnesses to the incident or anyone with information should call Northamptonshire Police on 101.
Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.