POLICE have released an Efit of a suspect in a distraction burglary where two men claimed to be from "Anglia Water".

The men called at a house in Hayes Road, Clacton between 2pm and 2.30pm on February 18, claiming to need to check the water pressure.

While they were there they distracted the resident, a woman in her 20s, and stole jewellery worth thousands of pounds.

The man in the Efit is described as white, around 6ft tall, of skinny build and aged in his mid-40s. He was well spoken with a deep voice. He wore a yellow hard hat, fluorescent yellow jacket which was thigh-length, blue jeans and black shoes.

The second was white, around 5ft 9in tall and of stocky build. He had dark black hair and stubble around his face. He was also believed to be aged in his mid 40s. He wore black shoes, smart black trousers and a black smart looking coat with a white shirt or t-shirt beneath.

Both men were wearing a silver chain around their necks which had a laminated white piece of card attached which read "Anglia Water".

Residents are being urged to be vigilant and check identification and ring the company if in doubt.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det Con Lou Nellist at Clacton CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.