ESSEX Police are appealing for information following a robbery in Tilbury where a man was threatened with a hammer and forced to withdraw cash.
The 21-year-old victim was walking near to Post Office in Civic Square when he was grabbed by a man shortly after midnight today, Saturday, May 4.
The suspect told the man to act normally and withdraw money from a nearby cash machine.
The victim withdrew a three-figure sum and was then hit in the stomach with the hammer.
He described seeing his attacker running off with two other people.
One of the men wore a grey hoodie, a blue body warmer, jogging bottoms and dark trainers. He was described as having a beard.
Essex Police carried out a search in the area to locate the men without success.
Anyone with information is asked to call Grays CID on 101 quoting crime reference 42/69343/19 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.