Man armed with knife demands cash during attempted robbery at McColls in Braintree

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man armed with a knife attempted to rob McColls in Panfie

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man armed with a knife attempted to rob McColls in Panfield Lane, Braintree Picture: GOOGLEMAPS - Credit: Archant

Police in Essex are appealing for information after a man armed with a knife attempted to rob a convenience store in Braintree.

According to a spokesman for Essex Police, a man armed with a knife entered McColls in Panfield Lane at around 6am on Sunday, June 10, and demanded cash.

He said: “The suspect held the knife against his body and then left the shop empty handed in the direction of the town centre.

“He did not threaten any workers inside.”

The suspect has been described as being aged in his early 40s, around 5ft 5ins tall, of a slim build with stubble on his face.


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He was described as having a ‘drawn face’ and wore a dark coloured coat.

Witnesses or anyone with information that could assist officers in their investigation are asked to call Braintree police station on 101 quoting crime reference 42/81221/18 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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