Two men armed with knives and what`s thought to be a firearm have tried to rob a woman in her own home in Colchester.
The incident happened at a house on Avon Way last Wednesday.
One of the suspects held the victim as the other attempted to take her television but they left empty handed.
The first man has been described as being as being of a mixed heritage, under 5ft tall, aged in his 20s, of a chubby build and with short black afro style hair. He was clean shaven and wore a black t-shirt, black jeans and dark trainers.
The second man has been described as being of a mixed heritage, around 6ft tall, of a slim build with short black afro style hair. He was clean shaven and wore a black t-shirt and black jogging bottoms.
Witnesses should contact Colchester CID 101 quoting incident 473 of 11/10.
Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.