Gardaí in Carlow received a report of a burglary at a house in the Oak Park area of Carlow on August 31.
The homeowner heard a noise upstairs, went to check and was confronted by a male dressed all in black wearing a balaclava.
Once disturbed the culprit indicated to another male and both fled the property and escaped on a motorbike.
Nothing was taken.
Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.