Port Moody police are asking residents in the College Park area to be on the lookout for any suspicious activity, following the second attempted break-in in the neighbourhood in a week.
Police were called to the neighbourhood Monday morning after a resident caught a man trying to break into a home. The suspect fled.
The department's police dog, Sabre, was called out to track the man, but he managed to get away.
No one was hurt in the incident and nothing was stolen from the home, police say.
It's the sixth residential break and enter recorded in the city so far in 2013.
"It's not a high number by any means, but any time a house is broken into it's an unfortunate thing," said Port Moody police spokesman Const. Luke Van Winkel, adding it's difficult to say if any of the break-ins are related.
He said community groups have been notified, while the department intends to step up patrols in the area during the daytime.
In the meantime, police are reminding residents to lock doors when they're gone for the day and call the non-emergency line if they see anything out of place in their neighbourhood.