Two intruders - one reportedly armed with a gun - were thrown out of a property in south Belfast that they were trying to rob on Saturday.
Police said that at around 5.40pm, two masked assailants entered the Sandhurst Drive property in Stranmillis and demanded money from the occupants before being forced out of the property and running off.
It is not believed at this stage that anything was taken.
Elsewhere, a man awoke to find an intruder armed with a spade in his north Belfast house, the PSNI said yesterday.
Detectives are appealing for information following the report of an aggravated burglary at a house in the Cliftonville Road area at around 11.10pm on Saturday night.
Detective Sergeant Rachel Miskelly said: "The man ran off from the property when challenged.
"It is believed that a mobile phone, bank card and a small amount of money was taken."