An armed gang tried to forced its way into a home in Southend, causing damage to a door.
The three men tried to break into the property in North Avenue, Southend at around 5.30pm yesterday armed with a brick and knife.
Damage was caused to the front door of the property but they weren’t able to get in and then left the area in a grey 4x4 vehicle.
An Essex Police spokesman said: "If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, then please get in contact with us.
"Please quote the crime reference number 42/21623/23. You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays, between 10am-9pm.
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