A man scared of three thieves who tried to break into his neighbour’s home in Woburn Sands on Tuesday.
The incident happened at 12.10pm in Woodland Way when a neighbour saw a man knocking at the front door of a nearby house.
After the caller received no reply, the man then walked around to the back of the house. The neighbour went to see what was happening and disturbed three men in the back garden, including the one who had knocked at the front door.
The men were seen trying to force open a rear window and ran away towards Theydon Avenue when they were disturbed. It is believed that they may have got into a red vehicle.
The three men are all white. One is aged between 18 and 20, 5ft 10ins, with brown hair. Another is aged between 35 and 40, 5ft 8ins, and was wearing a baseball cap.
Anyone with any information should call police on 0845 8 505 505 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.