ESSEX Police are appealing for witnesses after a man attempted to rob a shop.
Essex Police were contacted shortly after 7.30pm on Wednesday, March 16 with reports of an attempted robbery at Tesco Express in Drake Road in Chafford Hundred.
A man carrying a knife entered the store and forced open the till area by kicking the door. He attempted to open the till but was unable to. He left empty-handed.
Officers searched the area for the man and the helicopter was dispatched to assist but found no trace.
The man was described as white, of slim build, in his late 20s to early 30s and wearing grey tracksuit bottoms with a dark hooded top.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Essex Police on 101.