This CCTV footage shows the shocking moment when three men smashed their way into a home in Gedling, causing the occupants to flee.
One of the men was carrying an axe and another was wearing a Scream-style mask during the aggravated burglary.
Nothing was taken in the break-in at the property off Arnold Lane in Gedling, which took place at around 12.40pm on Thursday, June 8, 2017.
Anyone with information should call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 327 of 8 June 2017. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.