A family in Newtowncunningham were left terrified on Saturday night last when a three man gang broke into their home while they slept.
The frightening incident happened at Long Lane in Newtown on Saturday evening last around 9.20pm.
The gang, who it was later discovered were all wearing face coverings and gloves, went through one bedroom and ransacked it.
However, when they came into the second bedroom they realised the occupants were asleep in bed.
They awoke and the gang fled the house.
The gang gained entry to the house by forcing a back door.
Nothing was taken in the attempted raid but the gang were caught on CCTV which Gardai are studying.
Garda Sergeant Eunan Walsh said this was a very disturbing incident and very frightening for the people in the house.
Anybody with any information is asked to contact Gardai in Letterkenny on 0749167100.