Clacton: Robber threatens shop staff with scaffold pole

Woman assaulted in Colchester alleyway

Woman assaulted in Colchester alleyway - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2011

Convenience store staff were threatened with a piece of scaffold pole by a robber wearing a T-shirt over his face.

The robbery happened at the Best One shop in Clacton High Street at about 3pm yesterday.

A man threatened staff with what is thought to be a piece of scaffold pole and made off with a three figure sum of cash.

The man was white and wearing a thick black jacket, black jogging bottoms, a hat with ear flaps, sunglasses and a T-shirt tied over his face. He was also carrying a hessian-style Bag for Life with a ladybird design on it.

Detectives said the man entered and left the shop from the general direction of Holland-on-Sea. It is thought he ran off along Holland Road and into Harold Road.


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Anyone with information should contact the investigating officer, Dc Claire March, at Clacton CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 07800 555111.

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