A break-in and attempted burglary of a Roslyn Heights residence early Thursday awoke a resident alseep in the house at the time, Nassau County Police said.
Police said the burglary took place on Deer Run at about 12:43 a.m. Thursday, as an unknown male subject shattered a basement door and went to master bedrooms on the first and second floors.
While on the first floor, the subject woke up a 73-year-old female victim and reached for a jewelry box before fleeing.
But prior to exiting the house, police said the subject dropped the jewelry box and made off with nothing.
No further description of the intruder was provided.
No injuries were reported as a result of the incident, police said.