Detectives are urging people to remember to lock-up their homes after burglars were able to walk straight into a house in Harwich - and walk out with a widescreen television.
The break-in happened at Hordle Street between 11am and 12 noon on Sunday.
The burglars took the television and some jewellery.
DC Bernadette Lord, said: "The owner had popped out for just an hour, returning to find their home had been burgled by intruders who clearly did not care who saw them which is why we’re certain that someone would have seen a man walking down the street with a large, unboxed television.
"It really is important for people to close and lock their windows and doors whether they are inside or outside and regardless of whether they are just nipping out for a few minutes.”