Police want to speak to two men about an incident at a house in Rectory Lane, Chelmsford.
The resident heard a loud bang at around 9.30am on October 5 and opened the front door.
He saw two men holding bricks and a window and the door had been smashed.
They tried to push past him into the house, but he stopped them and they ran off.
The victim reported he does not know the suspects and this may be a case of mistaken identity.
An image of the men have now been released.
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