Police are appealing for witnesses after a number of smartphones were stolen from a Crawley town centre store.
Officers were called to the 3 store, The Martletts, at 12.09am on Thursday, November 21 after a burglary alarm was activated, Sussex Police said.
A spokesman added: “Police arrived at the scene three minutes later, to find the glass window at the front of the store smashed and a number of iPhones, Samsung phones and Huawei phones stolen.
“Three men were seen on CCTV to approach the store with a crowbar, a large wooden construction mallet and a large builder’s sack.”
The men were dressed in dark clothing and had face coverings on, he added.
The spokesman said: “It is thought they approached the store via a footpath from the direction of Memorial Gardens, and fled the scene in a black Audi A4.”
He urged anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have any further information to report it online or call 101 quoting serial 9 of 22/11.