COPS are hunting for burglars who smashed up a Benfleet bungalow.
French doors were smashed, possibly with a hammer found in the garage, and a kitchen door and two TVs were damaged at the property in Brook Road.
Another TV and some aftershave were also stolen.
The break-in happened between 10am on Friday, December 27 and 7pm on Sunday, December 29.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Dc Rebecca Kidby, or her colleagues at Southend CID, on 101.
Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.