Police are appealing for information about an attempted robbery from the Post Office in Dock Road, Tilbury at about 5 30 pm last night.
Three men, all wearing masks and dark clothing assaulted a male worker in the shop just as the shop was closing. The man was unhurt.
The suspects are believed to be black and one of them was wearing a t-shirt with a skeleton on. The men fled empty handed when the alarm went off.
Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident. They are asked to contact DC Paul O’Callaghan on 0300 333 4444.