A TEENAGE burglar fled through the front door of a house with jewellery after being disturbed by a homeowner in Dovercourt.

The crook forced his way into a property in Nightingale Close at about 12.15am on Tuesday, February 6.

He stole an Omega Geneve watch as well as a men’s wedding ring, cufflinks, a dress watch and dress rings.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "During the incident a bedroom was searched and items of jewellery were taken.

"The person seen in the house was described as a boy in his late teens, about 5ft 7ins tall, and wore dark clothing.

"He was disturbed by the victim and fled through the front door of the property."

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting reference number 42/30764/18.

Alternatively, you can contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.