Two masked men broke into a Thornhill Lees man’s home and threatened him with a knife.
The men got into the house in Walker Road through an insecure window and demanded cash just after midnight on Tuesday morning.
But they ran away empty handed in the direction of Ingham Road.
The suspects were described as Asian men aged 18 to 20. One man is 5ft 9in tall, of medium build, had brown eyes and was wearing dark clothing, including a balaclava. The other man was 5ft 10in tall, of medium build and was also wearing dark clothing and a balaclava.
Contact Dewsbury CID on 101 with any information.