Police believe two attempted burglaries which took place in Huntingdon this week may be linked and are appealing for homeowners to be vigilant.

The two incidents took place on Monday and Tuesday and saw offenders attempt to break into houses while the homeowners were present.

The first incident took place at about 7.45pm on Monday at a property in Sapley Road, with an offender attempting to force open a conservatory window.

PCSO Lee Hurley said: "The victim's dog has heard this and the offender has made off before being able to cause damage or steal any property. Occupants of what is being described as a black Audi hatchback were seen behaving in a suspicious manner on the day before (Sunday) in the same area by the neighbour of the victim."

The second incident took place at about 11.15pm on Tuesday in Kings Ripton Road, with an offender attempting to gain access to a flat through an unlocked window. The homeowner was alerted by the noise, however, and the would-be burglar fled before entry could be gained.

PCSO Hurley said: "It is possible that these offences are linked, we would urge residents in the Huntingdon area to remain vigilant and enhance security arrangements were appropriate."

Anyone with information about thee incidents should call Huntingdonshire burglary team on 101, e-mail hunts.burglary@cambs.pnn.police.uk or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.