Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen any suspicious behaviour in the early hours of Wednesday October 28 after a series of attempted burglaries in the Chadwell St Mary area.
A man described as in his 30s and wearing a black coat with a hood pulled up was seen walking away from one of the properties.
The incidents are being investigated as linked, and police would like to hear from anyone with information, CCTV or dash cam footage from the time. Please call 101 and ask for Grays CID, quoting reference number 42/176387/20 .
You can also contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org