Detectives investigating a burglary in Scarborough are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
At around 8.30pm on Tuesday 14 February 2012 four men kicked in the front door of a house on Howard Street and once inside damaged internal doors as they made an untidy search of the property.
As the men left the scene there was an altercation in the street as members of the public tried to stop them. However, they managed to get away and ran off along Howard Street and onto Sandringham Street.
All of the men, who are believed to be aged between 20 and 25-years-old, were wearing hooded tops and scarves concealing their faces.
Witnesses described one of the men as wearing a khaki hoody with a motif across the front with white stitching around it.
Officers are appealing to anyone who can help to identify the men to get in touch.
Detective Constable Steve Williams, of Scarborough CID, said: "It is important that we trace the men involved in this incident and I would like to hear from anyone who can help us locate them.
"I would urge anyone who saw any suspicious activity or people running away from the area around the time of the incident to contact the police or Crimestoppers as soon as possible."
It is unknown whether anything was stolen from the property at this time.
Anyone who has information that could assist the investigation is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 - select option 2 - and ask for DC Steve William or Scarborough CID.
Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting reference number 12120023935.
15 February 2012