A woman found a male intruder in her home in Seaford in the middle of the night on Sunday October 13.
Sussex Police are appealing for information after the attempted burglary in Upper Belgrave Road.
At 1.40am a woman was awoken by a noise and found an intruder in her hallway.
The man then ran off into the road. Nothing was taken.
The suspect was described as a white man, 5ft 8ins with short cropped hair and wearing light coloured clothing.
Anyone with any information or who thinks they may know the identity of the man is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 01444 of 13/10 or email firstname.lastname@example.org