Essex: Police hunt armed raider

POLICE in Essex are investigating an armed robbery at a wine merchant's after a man threatened a member of staff with a gun.The incident took place at the Unwins shop in Maldon Road, Great Baddow, near Chelmsford, at 9.

POLICE in Essex are investigating an armed robbery at a wine merchant's after a man threatened a member of staff with a gun.

The incident took place at the Unwins shop in Maldon Road, Great Baddow, near Chelmsford, at 9.50pm on Tuesday.

A man walked in to the shop brandishing a hand gun and pointed it at the young man behind the till, demanding cash.

The man, wearing a black scarf, a blue hooded top with white writing on the front and navy tracksuit bottoms, took more than £100 from the till and a quantity of cigarettes before running off.

He was carrying a blue bag and was described as being white, aged between 20 and 30, and of a medium build.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact police in Chelmsford on 01245 471212 or call crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.