A 30-year old man has been arrested following a break-in at a house in School Road, Stranraer.
At around 9am on Saturday, the man entered the house of an 85-year old woman without permission. She was not injured but was extremely shaken up, police report.
Police are still attempting to locate witnesses who may have seen the man in the area or shortly thereafter in London Road/Station Street area.
He is described as male, white, wearing a dark jacket, grey hooded top, blue jeans and black trainers.
Police would like to remind the local community to be mindful when opening their door to anyone who they do not know and who does not have any official identification visible.
Crime prevention and home security advice is available from local police officers if required.
If you witnessed this male please contact police by calling 101.