Gang steals cash and cigarettes from Essex village shop

Robbers stole cigarettes and cash from a shop in Cressing Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

Robbers stole cigarettes and cash from a shop in Cressing Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: Archant

A gang of three men – all wearing motorcycle helmets – stole cigarettes and cash after threatening a village shop worker with a knife.

Police are appealing for information following the robbery at a shop in Evelyn Wood Road, Cressing, near Braintree, around 1.20pm yesterday.

After entering the shop, the three men threatened and assaulted a member of staff and demanded money.

They took cigarettes and cash and made off on mopeds which had no licence plates.

Anyone who saw or heard anything, who lives in the area and has CCTV, or were driving in the area and have dash cam footage, is urged to call Essex Police on 101.


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Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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