BURGLARS tried to break into a house in Westcliff.
They attempted to force open the rear patio doors of a property in Dulverton Avenue, causing damage in the process.
But they failed to get in.
It happened between 11pm on January 12 and 10am on January 13.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at Southend on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.