Police were called to a detached house Seaford, on Friday (October 10) after the owner returned home and found someone had tried to break in.
The rear door panel was damaged, but nothing was stolen at the Belgrave Road home.
Officers have conducted house-to-house enquiries in the area and people are being reminded to check the general security of their homes.
Two white youths in hoodies were seen in the area at about the time the break-in was attempted, but police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious or who has other information which may help them trace those responsible.
Witnesses are asked to email email@example.com or phone 101, with the reference 1418 of 10/10.
Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111.