A PATTERSON Lakes man told police he was away from his house for only 10 minutes but, when he returned, saw a man poke his head out of his front door, 1.40pm, Wednesday 14 December.
The man said he approached the intruder who apologised and said he “had the wrong house” before getting into a waiting car with two others inside.
Police said the intruder may have entered the house by climbing a side fence and through an unlocked kitchen door. They said he may not have had time to steal anything.
He is described as Caucasian, 25, 167cm, stocky build, skin head, tattoo on left forearm, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans, Nike green and blue runners and clear baggy gloves.
The driver of the car – a silver 2002 Toyota Hilux – had tattoos and long hair.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers, 1800 333 000.