Police have issued an e-fit of a man they believe attempted to break into a house.
A man attempted to open a flat door in Carraways, Witham with an old key on May 8 around 9am.
When the occupier opened the door the offender ran off.
Investigating officer Dc Rebecca Kidby said: "The victim thinks this is a good e-fit image and we hope that someone in the local area may recognise him.”
Anyone who can help is asked to contact Dc Kidby at Braintree CID on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.