Daylight attack in Stanford-le-Hope park

POLICE are investigating an attempted robbery which happened in Billet Lane, Stanford-le-Hope. It happened at around 3.45pm on Wednesday, October 29.

The victim, a 53-year-old man from the local area, was walking his dog when he was approached by two men who struck up a conversation with him.

They then threatened him with a knife and demanded his mobile phone and wallet. The victim didn’t have any possessions on him and the suspects went away.

They are described as white men aged between 20 and 25-years-old. They were both wearing baseball caps and dark waterproof jackets with their hoods up.

Anybody with any information about the incident is asked to contact Grays CID on Essex Police 101.

People can also give information to the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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