An elderly couple have been threatened with a screwdriver during a burglary at a house in a village in North Essex.
Four men forced open a window to the home in The Downs in Stebbing on Saturday.
The 87-year-old man and 82-year-old woman were locked in their bathroom while the robbers searched the property.
They left with a small amount of cash.
Descriptions have been given of two of the suspects.
One was white, 6ft 4ins tall and of large build. He had his face covered with a black garment.
The second – who threatened the victims with a screwdriver – was white, 5ft 7ins tall, and of medium build. He had short dark hair, wore a light coloured shirt and jeans. He had netting covering his face.
Both suspects were described as having Eastern European accents.
Police want to hear from witnesses or anyone with CCTV or was in the area at the time and has dash cam footage.
Contact PC Gemma White at Braintree CID on 101 quoting reference 42/116033/18.
Alternatively, contact the Crimestoppers charity 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org