POLICE are hunting six youths seen running away from the scene of an attempt to break into a house in Dawlish.
Nine windows were smashed in a bid to get into the house in West Cliff Road causing damage running into several thousand pounds.
But the damage set off alarms at the property after which the youths fled the scene empty-handed.
Police are reminding residents to ensure their property is secure following the incident which happened at about 2.15pm on Wednesday, May 10.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and quoting crime reference CR/-35685/17.