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Police are appelaing for witnesses after 3 men forced their way into a home in the Kinson area of Bournemouth.
Detectives have released an e-fit of one of the offenders they're looking for.
The incident took place on Keeble Road between 7.30pm and 7.45pm on Saturday, 18 June 2011.
A 23-year-old Bournemouth man sustained slight injuries in the burglary.
Nothing was stolen.
Detective Constable Alan Marks, of Bournemouth CID, said:
"Following further enquiries, I am now able to release an e-fit of one of the attackers.
"This man is white, around five feet eight inches to five feet nine inches tall and of a medium build. Most strikingly of all, this man had a distinct tribal tattoo up one side of his face.
"He was wearing a grey hooded top, with white lining, blue jeans and white trainers.
"I am appealing for anyone who recognises this man to contact me as soon as possible."
The second attacker is white, with a pale complexion, aged in his mid twenties and of average height and build. He has freckles around his nose and under his eyes, with bushy collar-length hair that is mousy brown, almost dark ginger in colour.
He was wearing a dark zip-up top.
The third man is white, aged in his thirties, over six feet tall and of a medium build. He has short dark brown hair, brown eyes and was described as lanky looking, with a square jaw.
He was wearing a cream or beige hooded pullover-style jacket and either brown jeans or beige corduroy trousers.
DC Marks continued:
"I am appealing for anyone who has any information about any of these three men to contact me immediately.
"It may be that a number of people know, or think that they know, the identity of the men responsible and I would urge them to do the right thing and call Dorset Police at the earliest opportunity."
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 01202 22 22 22 quoting incident number 26:403. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.