The culprits tried to get into a property in Merkland Drive, Kirkintilloch, via a bathroom window but police say nothing was taken.
The bungled raid happened between 6pm on Wednesday, August 29, and 9.30am on Thursday, August 30.
Police are appealing for witnesses – call 0141 532 4400.
Meanwhile, a man was arrested in the early hours of the morning last week for being drunk and incapable.
Police charged the 42-year-old at around 1.30am on Tuesday, August 28, in Auchinairn Road, Bishopbriggs.
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