A BURGLAR forced his way into a house and threatened a couple with a gun.

The man and woman were at home in Wells Gardens, Basildon, when the incident happened at about 11pm last night.

Police are still taking statements from the couple so it is not yet know what was stolen.

The suspect, who was wearing a light blue hooded top, is described as white, aged between 30 and 40 and between 5ft 8ins and 5ft 11ins tall.

Anyone with  information is urged to contact Basildon CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.