An aggravated burglary attempt was foiled by a Somercotes family on Friday night.
The two men demanded property from the family – but were challenged before leaving empty handed. They fled in the direction of Haston Drive before entering a silver car and driving off in the direction of Lower Somercotes.
The man carrying a hammer was described as mixed race and in his late teens with a medium build and around 5ft 10 inches tall.
He wore a dark kagool and grey jogging bottoms.
The other male, carrying a knife was white and in his mid 20s, chubby, and wearing a light blue kagool.
Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward. If you have any information that can help, call the non-emergency number 101.