It happened on January 22 around 2 p.m.
The suspect was caught on surveillance casing a home on the 600 block of South Front Street.
After waiting several minutes, he breaks in through the foyer and tries to steal a package, but was scared away after being confronted by a resident in the home.
Police describe the suspect as a dark complected male of unknown race. He was wearing a gray coat, scarf, tan pants, white knit hat and dark shoes.
Anyone with information on this burglary should call police at 215.686.TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.
Tips will remain confidential.
VIDEO: Click here to watch the surveillance video