A woman`s been left shaken but unhurt after three men armed with a metal pole forced their way into her home in Tilbury.
The victim, in her 30s, answered the door to the trio, who then forced their way into the property and demanded cash.
They left with a pink iPhone 5 and a black Segway.
One of the suspects was described as white, around 22 years of age, of medium build and with a ginger beard. He wore a black coat.
The other two suspects were described as black, of medium build, around 6ft tall and approximately 22 years of age. One was wearing a khaki coloured parker style coat and a dark woolly hat.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Ds Natalia Ross at Grays CID on 101.