Monday, July 22, 2024

Man mugged at Grays town centre ATM

Detectives are appealing for information following a street robbery in Grays.

A 25-year-old Rayleigh man had withdrawn cash from an ATM on the high street at 6pm on Friday, July 27 when four men attempted to snatch the money from his hand. He managed to shrug them off and continued walking down the high street. However, when he reached the Wharf Road junction, the same four men assaulted him and stole his bag before running off.

Investigating Officer, Dc Jo Borawski, said: “These men had seen their victim withdraw the money from Barclays and tried to steal it as he walked away. They failed, but didn’t give up and followed him to Wharf Road where they physically assaulted him in the middle of the road during a busy rush hour. From initial eyewitness reports, several motorists drove around the victim so we’re hoping that they will contact us in order that we can help ascertain who the four attackers are.”

The assailants are described as white, aged in their mid-20s, and were all wearing jogging bottoms.

The victim was treated by paramedics at the scene after sustaining minor facial injuries.

Dc Borawksi said: “The bag which was stolen is quite distinctive in that it is black-and green duffle bag which has a soft red toy and bandana attached. It contained the man’s spectacles and cigarettes.”

Anyone with information in connection with this robbery is urged to contact detectives at Grays police station on 101.


  1. This is such a cowardly crime, I hope that the criminals are caught and that the courts throw the book at them.

    As this happened in the Town Centre were they not spotted on the CCTV, does the CCTV even exist and work anymore?


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