CCTV image released after robbery in South Benfleet

Do you recognise this person?

Police would like to talk to him about a knifepoint robbery in South Benfleet in which a man aged in his 20s was threatened with a knife by a group of men.

He was approached in Church Road at 9pm on December 28, 2019 and forced into Kennington Avenue where he was robbed him at knifepoint.

The victim suffered minor injuries and the group left on foot in the direction of the Zach Willsher pub.

One of the men involved has been described as white, around 18 years old, and of slim build. He was around 5ft 9ins tall and wore a black coat with a grey fur hood, black jeans and black shoes

Another has been described as white, around the same age, and of slim build.

He wore a khaki-coloured coat, jogging bottoms and white shoes. 

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Southend CID on 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/203950/19.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Mick Ferris

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