Clacton gunpoint robbery

SHOTS were fired as three men were robbed at gunpoint in a shocking attack in Clacton last night. The incident happened at about 7pm in Thomas Road as the takings of a Christmas collection were being carried from a social club in CarnarvonRoad.

SHOTS were fired as three men were robbed at gunpoint in a shocking attack in Clacton last night.

The incident happened at about 7pm in Thomas Road as the takings of a Christmas collection were being carried from a social club in Carnarvon

Road.

The men from the Railway Club were carrying a "large amount" of money when they were stopped by two robbers, one armed with a shotgun.


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One of the robbers discharged the gun into the air in what police described as a horrendous incident.

The victims handed over a briefcase of ledgers, but none of the money they were carrying. No one was hurt in the robbery.

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Insp Paul Butcher of Clacton police said the men were shaken by the attack. He said: "They are quite shaken, but they acted very, very bravely."

The victims are giving descriptions of the men as we speak.

"It is a very shocking attack, for a gun to be discharged in a residential area is horrendous."

The robbers made their getaway in a vehicle which headed down Thomas Road towards its junction with Coppins Road.

If anyone saw the attack or has any information they should contact Clacton CID on 01255 221312.

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