TWO men forced their way into a house and threatened a family in Basildon.
A man, his girlfriend, and their baby were at home in Goldings Crescent when the crooks broke in and demanded food and money.
They left with two mobiles and cash.
The male victim, 25, had injuries to his face following the attack and was given help by paramedics at the scene.
Police scoured the scene for suspects, who left the house on foot, but did not find anything.
It happened at 7.30pm on Saturday, March 22.
The first suspect is described as a man aged between 20 and 25 and was wearing a black balaclava, black trainers and black clothing.
The second is described as being a man aged between 35 and 40 and was wearing a black jacket, grey t-shirt and jeans.
Anybody with any information is asked to contact Dc Stephen Cross at Basildon CID on Essex Police 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.