A cooked chicken was used to distract a dog as four men armed with weapons entered a house in Creswell.
The men made threats to the occupants at around 8.30pm on Wednesday 11th June.
Police are now investigating the aggravated burglary and have issued an image of a man they would like to speak to.
Anyone with information should contact DC Sarah Adams at Ripley CID by calling 101.
To report crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.