Knifepoint robbery in Southend

Police have released a video doorbell image to appeal for the public’s help with an ongoing investigation in Southend.

Officers were called to Shoebury Road at around 8:15pm on Friday July 29 following reports of a knifepoint robbery.

The victim was walking from the seafront when they were approached by a man who attempted to attack her with a bladed object, before cutting the strap of her bag.

The victim received injuries to her thumb.

Prior to the robbery, the victim had noticed a man acting suspiciously on Cherrybrook Road.

The suspect is described as an Asian man, around 25-year-old and around 5ft 5inches tall. He had black hair with lots of gel parting it to one side and a short, black beard. He was wearing dark green jogging bottoms with zips on the pockets and a white t-shirt with a logo on the front.

If you recognise the man in the image or have any further information, you can submit a report on the police website or by using the online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about website reporting services.

Alternatively you can call 101.

If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity @CrimestoppersUK, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

Please quote incident 1250 of July 29 when providing any information to make sure it gets to the right person as quickly as possible.

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Mick Ferris

Editor Email: mickferris@yellowad.co.uk