A Queenstown couple disturbed two intruders in their Frankton home on Saturday night.
Senior sergeant Craig Dinnissen, of the police southern district command centre, says the couple returned to their home about 9pm and disturbed two men in their bedroom.
“They then ran off on to the Frankton track … along the lake front.”
Following the incident in De La Mare Place, the man who disturbed the would-be thieves took to social media to warn other Queenstown residents.
“We have just come home to find an intruder in our house.
“They broke through a window. Luckily we think we came back just in time as it seems nothing [was] taken. Just be aware,” he says in an online post.
Details of the men have been given to police and anyone who saw suspicious activity is being asked to come forward.
Thieves also targeted unlocked cars in Queenstown, with three incidents reported to police over the weekend.
An iPod and money was stolen from a Toyota Ipsum parked on a driveway in The Terrace, and two flatmates in Thompson St had money stolen from their vehicles.
At this stage, police are unsure if the incidents are connected.