The culprits were disturbed and fled on foot.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a burglary in Offaly.
A house on the Clara Road in Tullamore was broken into between 1 and 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
A back window was forced open but the culprits were disturbed and fled on foot.
No property was taken.
Anyone who noticed suspicious activity in the area, including those with dashcam footage, is asked to contact gardaí.