DETECTIVES hunting two men who tried to rob a man have released an e-fit image of one of the suspects they are trying to trace.
The victim, a 38-year-old man, was walking along East Thurrock Road, near to the junction with Thomas Road, in Grays at 9.35pm on Saturday June 6 when he was approached by two men.
One of the men threatened the victim with a knife before demanding he hand over his mobile phone. However the two men fled the scene empty-handed when they saw a police car approaching.
The e-fit image shows a likeness of one of the suspects. Both suspects are described as black men.
One is of athletic build, aged between 20 to 30, wore a black top, black tracksuit bottoms with stripes, black trainers and a silver cap with the "NY” logo on the front.
His accomplice had shoulder-length dreadlocks with beads in the bottom, was aged between 20 and 25, wore a grey-top three-quarter length trousers and red trainers.
Witnesses to the attempted robbery can contact detectives at Grays CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.