Police were called to an address on Brookland Road at 10pm last night after a member of the public reported seeing three men running from the scene wearing masks.
Three men in balaclavas are reported to have burst in through the unlocked door of a 37-year-old woman’s house, before stealing her mobile phone.
She was not harmed in the incident.
Other reports suggest the men were brandashing crow-bars during the incident.
A spokesperson for Humberside Police said: “Officers made a search of the area for the suspects but they were not located.
“Inquiries are ongoing including a forensic examination at the address and statements being taken from witnesses.
“Early indications are that this was a targeted incident at the specific address.
“Anyone who saw anyone or anything suspicious that might be related to the incident is asked to contact Humberside Police on 101 referring to log 665 of 12 November 2014.”