Armed men hold up petrol station in Grays

ESSEX Police investigating a robbery have released a CCTV image of two men they want to speak to.

Two men entered the Esso petrol station in Stanford Road, Grays just before 7.55am today, Thursday January 7.

One, who was armed with a large knife, approached the cashier, walked behind the counter and took a three figure sum of cash.

The staff member, a 23-year-old man, was not injured but left shaken.

Officers carried out a search of the area for the suspects, who are yet to be located.

Investigating officer Pc Owen Clements, of Grays CID, said: "I am keen to hear from any witnesses who saw them running from the Esso garage towards Woodview and Rectory Road.”

Police have released a CCTV image of two men they want to identify.

The first was described as white, between 5ft 8ins and 5ft 10ins tall and of medium build. He wore black tracksuit bottoms with a blue stripe on the outside and a yellow fluorescent coat with the letters BDB on the back.

The second man was described as white, between 5ft 8ins and 5ft 10ins tall and thin. He wore a black tracksuit bottoms, black jacket with a bright blue hooded top underneath with the hood up.

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to call Pc Clements on 101.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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