TWO men claimed to be police officers and then burgled a house in Grays.

A male in his 50s was awoken by the men when the incident took place yesterday at 1.40am at his bungalow on Loewen Road, where they took cash and a phone.

The first man is described as white, 6ft 8ins tall, with short black hair, unshaven and wearing black trousers, a black shirt and black coat. He spoke with a northern accent and was aged in his 20s.

The second was also white, stocky, 5ft 6ins tall, with short ginger hair and was wearing black trousers, a navy jacket and was about 24-years-old.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dc Steve Bailey at Grays police station on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.