Police were called to Martin McColls on Clay Hill Road, Basildon, yesterday, Wednesday December 2, following reports that money had been stolen.
Two men threatened the shop assistant at around 4:50pm and left with money from the till and the charity boxes.
Both men were described as being white. The first was around 5ft 8ins tall and of slim build. He wore blue jogging bottoms and a blue hooded top, a blue face mask with stars on it, and black trainers.
The second was slightly taller, described as being around 5ft 9ins, and also of slim build. He wore a grey hooded top with two blue stripes on it and a symbol on the left hand side.
Anyone with information is asked to report it via the police website or, if you’d prefer to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
The crime reference number to quote is 42/197364/20.