BURGLARS stole jewellery from a house in Colchester.
A house on Eight Acre Lane was broken into between 7.45am and 7pm on Thursday.
A laptop was also taken.
Burglars got into the house by forcing the back door.
Investigating officer, Pc Mark Peacock said: "I am looking for anyone who may have information of a white man aged around 38 years, 5ft 11ins tall, very short hair, slim build wearing a light coloured top and jeans.
"This man was knocking on doors in the area between 4pm and 5pm and may hold vital information."
Anyone with information call PC Peacock at Colchester Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.