Witnesses are being sought after an incident in St Helens Parade in which a couple returned home to find a masked intruder in their property.
The incident happened between 6.40pm and 6.50pm on Friday [Nov4] when the couple, a man and a woman, opened the front door and found the offender inside wearing a dark coloured boiler suit with a hood, goggles and white disposable mouth/nose dust mask
The offender then tried to attack the couple, who ran out of the address onto South Parade where they alerted a member of the public.
Police are appealing for witnesses to contact DC Kristy O'Brien at Fratton CID on 101.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.