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South Woodham Ferrers: Takeaway driver held-up by masked robber

PUBLISHED: 15:21 20 April 2014 | UPDATED: 15:21 20 April 2014

Delivery driver robbed

Delivery driver robbed

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A delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint when he was lured to an Essex street with a bogus Chinese food order.

The incident happened in Middleton Row, South Woodham Ferrers, at about 10pm on Saturday.

The 26-year-old male local victim, was threatened by a man dressed in black, wearing a balaclava, who had a gun which the victim thinks may not have been real. He was struck round the neck with the pistol and left with a minor injury.

The suspect stole his wallet, containing a small sum of cash, and his car keys, which were later found nearby by a member of the public.

The suspect is described as 20-25 and of mixed heritage. Police believe he may be local, as he seemed to know the nearby alleyway and area when he ran from the scene.

Anyone who was in the area or has any information about the suspect is urged to contact detectives at Chelmsford CID on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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A man has been charged with possessing an imitation firearm, with intent to cause fear of violence, following an incident in Ipswich on Thursday.

A breakdown recovery man, who fled an A12 accident he caused, sending a car into a tree and a bridge, has been spared immediate jail.

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