Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Two arrested over Orsett Heath store raid


ESSEX Police have arrested two people on suspicion of attempted robbery following an incident in Heath Road, Orsett.

A 15-year-old boy from Chorley, Lancashire, and a 18-year-old man from Leigh-on-Sea were arrested today (Friday, August 4). Officers released the boy without charge and have released the man on police bail until Sunday, August 27.

Police were called to a convenience store at around 8pm on Friday, June 9, following reports that two people had entered the store and threatened staff with what was believed to be a handgun and knife.

The store’s alarm was set off and the suspects then left the scene. Nothing was taken and nobody was injured.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Grays CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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