Police are hunting a man believed to have kicked-in a door at a student block of flats in the city centre.
CCTV footage shows the man taking a run up and clearly connecting with the door before he and another man make their way into the building.
The door, costing around £400, was badly damaged at the building in Tithebarn Street in the incident on Sunday 3 May around 8.15pm.
Police say the man wanted had walked past the flats and engaged in conversation with a resident in one of the upper floor windows – before he attempted to kick open the door.
Once the door was open he went inside in search of the occupant of the flat before leaving without further incident.
PC Paul Goulding of Preston Police said: “We have some really clear CCTV footage of this incident and I would urge the public to watch the footage and pass on any information that could help us to identify the man involved.
“The footage also shows the man with a group of people including a woman with a pram. We are keen to trace any of these witnesses as they may have important information that could help us with our enquiries.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 01772 209784 quoting log number 1285 of May 3rd. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.