Police have released an e-fit following a burglary in Brentwood where a couple found the suspect inside their home.
Officers received reports at around 2pm on Thursday July 30 about a burglary in Warley Mount.
The suspect escaped by garden hopping as a man and woman entered the front door.
The man, who is aged in his 70s, gave chase without success.
The suspect has been described as 5’9, in his mid-20s, unshaven and wearing a red baseball cap, a light blue top and blue jeans. He was carrying a black or purple bag.
Anyone with information is asked to call Brentwood CID on 101 quoting crime reference 42/116259/20 or you can visit www.essex.police.uk
Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.