Police are investigating after four masked men tried to raid a home in a village near Selby.
The men, wearing balaclavas, attempted to break into the property in Kirk Smeaton.
However, they were disrupted during the incident and left in the same car they arrived in, which is believed to be a black or dark blue Saab.
At least one of the men is believed to have an Eastern European accent.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “The incident happened at around 6.30pm on Thursday, 18 January and an investigation was launched.
“Police are now appealing for any witnesses who have yet to come forward, or anyone else who has information that could help the investigation.”
If you can help police, you can contact them on the numbers below.
How to help the police
- Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC Chris Rawlins
- Email PC Rawlins here
- Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
- Quote reference number NYP-18012024-0369