Detectives are appealing for witnesses to a burglary in which two men forced their way into a home and assaulted a young boy.
The incident happened at around 12.50pm on Thursday January 28 in York Avenue, Corringham.
Two men were seen to get out of a light blue Ford Focus before forcing their way into the house.
Once inside they assaulted a 16-year-old boy inside the property while demanding he hand over valuables. They were disturbed and made off empty-handed leaving the young boy shaken but not seriously injured.
The pair were seeing driving off in the Ford Focus along Lampitts Hill Avenue.
Both men were described as wearing black tracksuits and it is believed a third man was driving the car.
Anyone with information about the incident can contact Grays CID by calling 101 and quoting reference 42/15029/21. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.