A house alarm has scared off two offenders after they attempted to gain entry into a car and then the property down Vicarage Lane, Kings Langley.
Just before 5am on January 21, the two offenders tried to gain entry to a car parked on a driveway down the road.
One of the offenders then tried to gain entry to a rear garden gate.
The alarm was then activated and the offenders made off.
No entry was gained to the vehicle or property.
The first offender is described as being a man, around 6ft tall and wearing blue jeans, a dark hoodie and a grey beanie hat.
The second offender is described as being around 5ft 10in tall and possibly a female, wearing dark trousers and a light beige hooded coat.
With fewer hours of daylight at this time of year, Hertfordshire Constabulary are urging people to follow some simple crime prevention advice to make their home less attractive to burglars.
As the afternoon grows darker earlier in the winter, homes are often left unlit, which can provide opportunities for thieves.
Burglars will often target empty homes so make sure your home has a lived in look.
Use timer switches on a lamp, radio or TV set so that they turn on as it gets dark in the afternoons.
You should also keep your house and car keys out of sight in a safe place.
If you witness any suspicious activity, please report it to police and always dial 999 if a crime is in progress.
Further crime prevention advice is available on Hertfordshire Constabulary’s website herts.police.uk.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/6769/19 or report information online at herts.police.uk/report