A television and a drill were among items stolen from a home during a daylight burglary.

Thieves attempted to pry open the back patio door of a property in Woodmere Avenue, Watford, between 4.30pm and 4.40pm on Monday, March 12.

They were unable to force the door open so smashed the kitchen window with a brick instead.

Once they were inside they searched the property and took a television, a quantity of cash and a Black and Decker drill.

The thieves then left in the direction of Douglas Avenue.

Officers investigating the burglary have released an image of a man they would like to speak to as part of their enquiries.

PC Jon Holmes, who is investigating, is calling for witnesses to come forward.

He said: “A neighbour shouted at the thieves as they made their escape and this may have caught attention of members of the public in the area.

“A gentleman who was passing by as this happened may have seen the offenders getting into a vehicle, therefore I am very keen to speak with him and any other witnesses who were in the area at the time.”

If you recognise the man pictured, witnessed what happened or have any further information that could assist the investigation, email jonathan.holmes2@herts.pnn.police.uk, report information online at www.herts.police.uk/report or call 101, quoting crime reference number C4/18/745.