MASKED men broke into a fat and stole a mobile phone before fleeing.

Police were called to the incident in Sackville Road, Worthing at 8.30pm on Monday.

The force said three men with “face coverings” were involved. They say the front door was damaged and the men were seen leaving in a black vehicle.

Police say they think it is an isolated incident, but have appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Information can be reported on the Sussex Police website or by calling 101 and quoting 1272 of 11/05.