A COUPLE who were asleep in their home were startled after a burglar tried to break in.

The attempted burglary happened in Church Road in Sunninghill on November 8 at around 7.30pm when a burglar made a noise outside the house.

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A burglar looked through their window while standing on the couples veranda roof.

The couple banged on the glass and managed to scare off the burglar.

No entry was gained into the house and nothing was stolen.

Residents are urged to stay vigilant and be aware of anything suspicious.