Lake Macquarie Police are searching for a young male involved in a break-and-enter at Swansea yesterday afternoon.

At approximately 5pm, a witness disturbed the offfender in the garage of a property on Lakeside Drive, who promptly fled the scene.

Both the home and garage had been ransacked.

The male is described as Caucasian and being around 17 years old, with short dark curly hair, wearing a grey jacket and dark grey pants.