An man in his 80s chased a burglar out of his home who stole a small amount of money from his home.

The victim disturbed the burglar, who had entered his home in Collingwood Road, Basildon, and then chased him out of his home.

The victim was not physically harmed, but he was left shaken by the break-in.

Along with the small amount of money, an intercom device was also stolen.

The incident happened at 5am this morning.

After the area was searched by police, no arrests have been made and the incident is being investigated.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ds Mike Wilkinson at Basildon CID on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.