Police have issued a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to about a burglary in St Helens last month.
Officers were called to a house on Dalehead Place at about 7pm on January 9 by a 23-year-old woman reporting that a man had forced entry into the property.
The offender tried to climb out of a window with a laptop computer but the occupier managed to prise the computer out of his hands and the man escaped empty-handed.
The occupier was unhurt but left very shaken.
The property has since been forensically examined and an investigation into the full circumstances surrounding the incident is continuing.
DI Martin Earl, of St Helens CID, said: “We know the impact that burglaries can have on victims and we are doing everything we can to crack down on them in St Helens.
“As part of our inquiries into this incident, we have issued CCTV images of a man we believe may have vital information which could help us with our investigation.
“I would appeal to him, or anyone who recognises him to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information can call detectives on 0151 777 6842 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.