FOUR men in dark clothes broke into a house in a search for a specific person, police say.
The group forced their way into a house in Warwick Gardens, Worthing, on Monday.
Police say they “believe they were looking for a specific person inside the property and this was not a random event”.
But one of the occupants of the house disturbed the men, who then fled from the property.
It was reported that they headed along Wyke Avenue, stopped, turned back towards Warwick Gardens and ran down towards the seafront.
Sussex Police are now investigating the incident.
A spokesman said: “If anyone saw the four suspects around Warwick Gardens and the surrounding area to please report online or call 101 quoting serial 1241 of 03/02.”