Fishing equipment, a power washer and bicycles have been stolen from homes in the Forthriver area of north Belfast.
Police are appealing for witnesses following the incidents in the Forthriver Link area early on Saturday morning (December 19).
Around 7.30am on Saturday a man in his 60s disturbed an intruder in his home in the area.
The intruder - who was 5ft 10ins tall, of heavy build and wearing dark clothing and a hooded top - made off when challenged.
Afterwards it was established that a number of pieces of fishing equipment had been stolen from the garden shed of the property.
It was also reported to the PSNI that garden sheds of two other properties in the area had also been entered with a power washer stolen in one and two bicycles - a black and white BMX and a girls Raleigh mountain bike - stolen from the other.
Detective Sergeant Keith Wilson is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incidents or anyone with any information that could assist with the investigation to contact Detectives at Musgrave Police Station on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.