A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “At approximately 6.10pm on Saturday, December 29, a residential burglary was carried out in Coleman Close, Mablethorpe.
“Around the same time a male was seen in the area jumping a garden fence.
“It is believed the suspect attempted to take a purse from the property before he left.
The man has been described as between 5 ft 7ins and 6ft. He had a stubble and was wearing grey hoodie with white stripes on.”
• If anyone has any information, or has seen anything suspicious relating to this incident, contact DC 768 Webdill on 101, with incident number 274 of December 29.