Police are investigating a robbery after a woman was threatened and had her car stolen today.

The incident happened in Station Way, Buckhurst Hill, at around 2.30am on Sunday, August 4.

It was reported a woman in her 20s was approached by a group of five people, all dressed in black and wearing masks with a skull design.

She was then threatened with what have been described as samurai swords and had her grey Audi A1 stolen.

If you saw or heard anything, have CCTV or dash cam footage, please call Essex Police on 101 quoting incident 185 of 4 August or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.