Robber uses hammer in heist at Chafford Tesco’s store

POLICE were called to Tesco Express, Drake Rd, Chafford Hundred around 7.20pm on Thursday (July 14) after a man entered the store, jumped over the counter, used a hammer to open the till and stole cash. He then fled the store. Staff and customers at the store were left shocked but no one was injured.

The man is described as white, early 20s about 5ft 10ins tall. He was wearing a multi coloured jacket, dark jogging bottoms and had his face covered.

He ran from the store down Drake Road and along the cycle path into Daniel Close.

Detectives at Grays want to hear from any witnesses who have not already contacted them, or anyone who saw the man in Daniel Close and knows where he went. Anyone with any information is asked to contact CID at Grays on 0300 333 4444, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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