A RESIDENT says a young boy aged about 10 ran into his unit and grabbed his wallet off his dining room table on Monday night.
Police are investigating the break-in at the Brewery Lane unit, about 11.20pm, when the man was watching TV.
Police said a barking dog disturbed offenders who gained access to the kitchen of a Petra Avenue house about 10.15pm, but nothing was stolen.
Another resident in the same street said she held her kitchen door closed around a similar time as offenders tried to force their way in.
When the woman screamed, the offenders fled the scene on foot, empty-handed.
Meanwhile, police said a woman was outside watering the garden of her Goonoo Goonoo Road property about 9pm on Monday, when she was broken into.
Offenders entered the house and stole a wallet containing a small amount of cash and cards.
Investigators are calling for any witnesses to the incidents to contact Tamworth police on 6768 2999.