A BURGLAR fled after a brave couple confronted him in the early hours.
The burglar broke into the house at Redwood Grove in Moldgreen through a side window between 2.30am and 3.45am yesterday morning.
After hearing noises the couple, who are in their early 20s, got out of bed.
They confronted the burglar, who was making his way up the stairs. He fled empty-handed.
Police are looking for a white male who wore a woolly hat.
He was described as white and in his early 20s, with heavy stubble or the beginnings of a beard. He was quite tall.
Det Con Steve Shaw said: "To be confronted on the stairs by an intruder in your own home in the middle of the night is very worrying.
"We urge anyone with information about this incident to come forward."
Anyone with information should phone Pc Gerry Lenihan on 01484 436664.