Three men have been identified by police in connection to the theft of mobile phones worth thousands of pounds.

The men were seen walking pulling off display handsets from a mobile phone shop in a supermarket before making off with the phones.

The stolen mobile phones, which includes multiple iPhones, are thought to be worth around £10,000.

Video footage released by police shows the three men entering the Tesco store in Hazlewick Avenue in Crawley by the escalator before making their way to the phone section.

Here, the men linger around the centre of the store before stealing the phones and making off from the store.

Sussex Police have now launched an appeal to help try and identify the men involved.

The three suspects are described as all being in their 20s and between 5ft 10 and 6ft.

The first has short, dark brown hair and a trimmed dark beard and was wearing grey jeans and black trainers.

The second was wearing a green baseball cap with a white logo back-to-front, a long black coat, light jeans, and black trainers.

The third man was wearing a winter hat, a blue t-shirt, dark wash jeans and black trainers and was also wearing a knee length Nike coat.

Any information as to the identity of the three men, or anything relevant to the ongoing investigation, can be reported to Sussex Police online, or by calling 101, quoting serial 496 of 30/12.