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Hunt on after two ATM muggings on elderly in Grays High Street

DETECTIVES are appealing for information following two robberies on elderly people at ATMs on Grays High Street.

The first offence happened inside HSBC when a man was pushed to one side shortly after 10am on Tuesday, June 25 and had his cash stolen from the machine. The elderly man left the bank before police arrived and so he is still yet to be identified and located. The thief ran off.

The second robbery happened at the nearby Natwest Bank, also on the high street, shortly before 11am when an elderly woman was also extracting money from the outside ATM. She was approached by a man who also pushed her to one side and stole a three-figure sum of cash.

Investigating Officer, Dc Louise Martin, said: “These robberies have been captured on camera so we will be looking to see if we can identify the man who we believe committed both robberies. We would urge anyone who saw these attacks and has yet to be spoken to by us to contact the police station.”

The thief is described as black, aged in his 30s, is approximately six foot tall and was wearing a black baseball cap, black tracksuit top and white trainers.

Neither elderly individual were injured during their attacks.

Anyone with information in connection with these robberies is urged to contact detectives at Grays police station on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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