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CCTV images released of armed robbery at Corringham petrol station

DETECTIVES have released three CCTV images in a fresh appeal for information about two middle-aged men involved in an armed robbery at Corringham.

Video footage captured during the robbery at the Total service station in Church Road, on Thursday, November 15 shows that both men had grey hair and were aged in their 50s.

One of the robbers, who was armed with a handgun, is also shown to have a large nose.

The pair struck at the service station at about 9.35pm when a cashier was alone in the building. The cashier was threatened with the gun and ordered to open the till. The robbers fled with a three-figure sum of cash, a quantity of cigarettes and scratch cards.

The man armed with the gun was white, aged between 50-55, about 5ft 7in tall and of slim build. He was wearing a grey hoody with ‘Adidas’ on the back, grey jeans and black formal shoes.

The second man is now known to have been wearing a scarf tied around his face with holes cut for his eyes and mouth. He was about 5ft 6in and slim and was also wearing a black padded jacket and blue jeans.

Investigating officer DC Rob Brook said: “This was a frightening robbery for the cashier who was ordered at gunpoint to open the till and hand over the cash.

“The CCTV images show that the man with the gun has an especially large nose and grey hair showing under the hooded top. The other man is clearly also middle-aged with grey hair showing above the scarf tied around his face.”

A CCTV still of the car used by the men shows that it was a new Ford Focus.

Anyone with information about the men or the car should contact DC Brook at Grays Serious Crime Team on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


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