Four men, all wearing hooded jackets, attempted to gain entry to a property in Ranmoor Hill, Hathersage at around 12.30am on Thursday 2 November.
They were disturbed by the homeowner and fled the scene.
Officers are appealing for CCTV footage and information on the incident. Anyone who can help is asked to contact us using any of the below contact methods, quoting the reference 23*678874:
Facebook– send a private message to Derbyshire Police Facebook page
Twitter/ X– direct message contact centre via @DerPolContact
Website– use reporting tools on Derbyshire Police website or use online contact form
Phone – call 101
You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111, or by visiting the CrimeStoppers website.