TWO men appeared in court charged with stealing £80,000 worth of stock from an electronics store.

Marian Ghita, 44, and Cristian Rusu, 39, are a accused of the burglary at Currys PC World in Old Shoreham Road, Hove.

Police were called after an an intruder alarm went off at 5.30am on Tuesday, and officers found a large hole in the side of the building.

The force said: “Four men all wearing face coverings and gloves, and had their hoods up, broke into the premises and stole a large quantity of electrical stock.

“Officers arrived at the scene and discovered a large hole in the side of the building, which had been used to gain entry.

“Intelligence led to the arrest of two men who were stopped in a black Audi A4 on the M23. Items including mobile phones, tablets and laptops, with a combined value of £50-£80,000 were seized from the vehicle.

“Two further suspects remain outstanding.”

The duo, of Dagenham and of Ilford respectively, were remanded in custody to appear at Lewes Crown Court on April 15.

Anyone with information can report it online or call 101 and quote serial 125 of 17.03.