A MAN was robbed of his phone and watch by a masked gang.

An appeal for information has been launched following the robbery of a man in his 20s on Saturday.

The victim was getting into his car on William Hunter Way, Brentwood at 8.45pm when the three men demanded he handover his phone and took his watch.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "The first man was described as in his late teens, around 5ft 8in tall, of slim build and wearing glasses and a black top.

"The second man was also in his late teens with short hair, and wearing a red, white and blue striped body warmer.

"The third man was of a slim build with a bag across his body and wearing a face mask."

Anyone with information should call Brentwood Community Policing Team on 101 quoting crime reference 42/132088/20.