Police have released images of three men they would like to identify following a burglary.

The burglars smashed the glass of an exterior door in Garston Lane on June 30 at around 4.45pm and entered while the house occupant was upstairs.

Once they heard the occupant inside, police say the burglars fled the scene and got into a waiting car – a black Alfa Romeo coupe – before driving off in the direction of The Gossamers.

Nothing was taken from the property.

Detective Constable Lewis Mortimer, from the Watford Local Crime Unit, said: “We have conducted extensive enquiries into this offence, and we are now appealing to the public by releasing these still images.

“We would like to identify the people pictured because we believe they have vital information that could assist our investigation. If you know them, please get in touch.”

You can email DC Mortimer at lewis.mortimer2@herts.pnn.police.uk, report information at herts.police.uk/report, via web chat at herts.police.uk/contact, or call the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 41/51179/20.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org.