Man robbed of his car by knifepoint in East Tilbury

ESSEX Police investigating a robbery which happened in East Tilbury are appealing for information from the public.

It happened at around 9.30pm on Sunday, January 17 in Gloucester Avenue.

A man in his 20s was approached by two men whilst standing outside his car, a Red Honda Civic, which was parked in the road.

They pushed a sharp object, which the victim believed to have been a knife, into his lower back and then threatened him into handing over his car keys. The suspects then also took the victim’s mobile phone and removed his wallet from his back pocket and pushed him forwards. They then got his car and drove away. The car’s registration was R382 NDC.

The victim was not hurt.

Anybody who witnessed the incident or anyone who has any information about what may have happened is asked to contact Dc Nicola Hadfield at Grays CID on Essex Police 101.

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

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