Burglars filled a suitcase with a laptop, watches and clothing before carrying it along a busy main road.
Police are appealing for witnesses who saw burglars carrying the victim's suitcase in Hatfield Road, Witham, at about 9am on Tuesday.
Thieves forced open the front door of the property before stealing a Sony Vaio laptop, Breitling and Omega watches, along with various items of clothing.
They then made off with the items in a Timberland suitcase on wheels.
Investigating officer DC Gemma Crowson said: "This burglary happened on a busy main road in Witham so I hope that passing motorists may have seen two men, who are believed to be in their 20s, with the suitcase."
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Crowson at Braintree police station on 101.