A MOTHER and her three children were threatened with a knife after a gang of four men burst into their home and robbed them.

Police have released an e-fit of an man they are looking for in connection with the crime which took place on Tuesday, January 7 at 9.10pm.

The woman answered the door of her home and Medhurst Gardens and the men burst into the house.

The robbers threatened the family with what is believed to have been a knife before leaving with a haul of laptops, mobile phones and iPods, a cash card and a small quantity of cash.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable James Greenidge of Kent Police, said: "This was clearly a distressing and worrying incident for the family who were no doubt shocked to be confronted by a group of men in their own home.

"While they were not harmed in any way, the fact members of that group were seen to be holding a knife is of concern.

"Thankfully incidents of this nature are very rare in Gravesham. We have been following up a number of lines of enquiry in relation to this and now have an e-fit image completed by one of the victims.

"I would appeal to anybody who recognises this man, described as white, between the ages of 18 and 20, around 6ft tall and wearing a dark-coloured hooded top to contact me immediately."

If you have any information, call DC Greenidge on 01474 366001 quoting reference XY/818/14. Alternatively, contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.