Would-be burglar scared off by residents

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Police are hunting a sneak thief who tried to burgle a home in Mansfield.

The opportunist thief was able to get into the property on Chesterfield Road South after a back door had been left open.

It happened at around 5.30am on Tuesday, December 8.

However, he was disturbed before he had chance to steal anything.

He was described as white, late 20s, 5ft 8ins all with stocky build, had a beard and was wearing a flat cap, black jacket and black trousers.

Anyone with information should contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 000534-08122015.