Attempted armed robbery in Clacton

ARMED police searched the streets of Clacton after a man reported that he had been approached by a gunman.

Annie Davidson

ARMED police searched the streets of Clacton after a man reported that he had been approached by a gunman.

The victim told officers the man had asked if he had any money or jewellery before pointing a black pistol at him in Anchor Road.

The gunman fled empty-handed after the incident at 3.17pm yesterday and armed police were deployed to search for him.


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CCTV operators also assisted in the hunt for the man who was thought to have left the scene in a Ford Mondeo.

Firearms officers were eventually stood down an hour after the attempted robbery after finding no trace of the assailant.

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