Police have released an image of a man they want so speak to in connection with a residential burglary which happened in Markhams Chase, Basildon.

Officers were called to an address in Markhams Chase in Basildon at around 1pm on 2 May following reports of a residential burglary.

The victim returned home to find the back patio door had been smashed. The suspect then stole money and gold jewellery.

Officers investigating a burglary in Basildon are releasing an image of a man who they would like to speak with.

The day before the burglary, a man knocked at the door offering to clean the guttering of the property.

The victims accepted this service, however when they returned, their gutters hadn’t been cleaned. Investigating officers believe that this is connected to the burglary.

If you recognise him or have any information which could assist with the investigation, please contact Essex Police quoting reference number 42/69063/24.

You can let them know by submitting a report on their website or by using their online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Visit https://www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about their website reporting services.

If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.