An offender tried to get into a heating oil storage tank in Church Road, Upper Boddington on Monday night.
It happened sometime between 8pm on Monday and 8am on Tuesday, where the offender tried to force the lid off the tank which was kept in the back garden of a house. They failed to get inside it.
They then tried to gain entry into the house through a ground floor bedroom window. They failed to get in as it is believed they may have been disturbed.
No property was stolen.
Anyone with information should call Northamptonshire Police on 101, or they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.