THREE masked men armed with machetes and batons broke into a property on Canvey and stole a four-figure sum of cash, police say.

Essex Police are appealing for help from the public following the burglary in Link Road, Canvey, at about 10pm last night (Saturday, September 14). 

Officers say three men, who had what have been described as machetes and batons, broke into the address. 

The men were described as wearing masks and making off in a white low loader vehicle.

A public appeal has now been launched by Essex Police in an effort to track down those responsible.

An Essex Police spokesman said: "If you saw anything, have any CCTV or dash cam footage, or have any other information please call us on 101 quoting incident 1333 of 14 September or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."