Man robbed at knifepoint in South Benfleet

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Detectives are investigating a knifepoint robbery in South Benfleet.

The victim, a man in his 20s, reported that he was approached on Church Road at around 9.05pm on Saturday December 28.

A group of four or five men, believed to be in their late teens, forced him into Kennington Avenue and robbed him at knifepoint, making off with a two-figure sum of cash.

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.

Police are asking for anyone who may have seen the group in Church Road or Kennington Avenue, or who may have CCTV or dashcam footage available to view, to call Southend CID on 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/203950/19.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and remain anonymous.

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Mick Ferris

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