Two burglary suspects have been identified after leaving a bus ticket at the scene of the crime.
The 61-year-old victim stumbled upon the men as they were rifling through his home in Churchstone Walk in Greater Manchester on May 17.
The victim confronted the intruders and managed to pull off one of their jackets during a scuffle.
Police found a bus ticket in a pocket of the jacket and tracked down CCTV of the bus they had been travelling on.
The PC Rob Crossley said: "The victim, a man in his 60s, was obviously taken aback to find two men rummaging through his bedroom.
"In the melee following the initial shock he has been able to remove a jacket from one offender and this has given us some positive lines of inquiry.
"From the jacket we recovered a ticket and from the ticket we identified a bus used by the offenders.
"Now we are releasing CCTV images of two suspects we would like to trace.
"We have made numerous efforts to identify the pair and we are now keen for any further help from the public."
Images of the two suspects have now been released to the public.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 4882, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.