THESE two men are suspected of smashing into a Southend home before arming themselves with knives.

Dean MacLeod and Joseph Lamb are believed to have used a brick to smash a hole in a rear patio door in Woodgrange Drive, Southend.

The keys were then retrieved from inside so the door could be unlocked.

The crooks them grabbed some knives from inside, stole gold jewellery and damaged furniture.

The property was empty when the break in occurred between 1.30pm and 2.30pm on Thursday, January 3.

Dean MacLeod, 26, last known to be living in Victoria Avenue, Southend, and Joseph Lamb, also 26, last known to be living in North Road, Westcliff, are wanted in connection with an aggravated burglary.

Anyone with information, or who can give police details of the whereabouts of MacLeod and Lamb should contact Southend CID on 101, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or email Essex Police at