We’re investigating a robbery which took place in Theydon Bois during which a number of items of value were stolen.
We were called to Loughton Lane, in Theydon Bois, shortly after 5.20am on Tuesday 20 September.
Three men had entered the property and threatened two people, a man and a woman, with weapons before leaving with a number of items, including Rolex watches, other jewellery and iPhones.
Each of the suspects are men and were dressed in black tracksuits, aged in their mid-20s and were wearing hooded tops.
We believe they left in the Loughton direction.
Thankfully neither victim was seriously injured. They are both being supported by our officers.
Detective Inspector Tony Atkin, who is leading our investigation, said:
“Incidents such as this will naturally cause concern within the community, but I would say that our enquiries to date suggest this was an isolated incident and there is no wider risk to the Theydon Bois community. “While in its infancy, this is a fast-paced investigation, and we are following a number of lines of enquiry in order to identify suspects and make arrests. “I would encourage anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen, or have of dashcam footage of, cars driving in Loughton Lane between 4.45am and 5.30am on Tuesday 20 September to get in touch.”