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.

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