Essex Police appeal for information after staff member is threatened at knifepoint in petrol station theft in Basildon

Essex Police

ESSEX Police are appealing for information following the theft of cash and e-cigarettes from a petrol station in Basildon this morning, Sunday 12 April.

Two men, one armed with a knife, approached the tills at Murco service station on Whitmore Way shortly after 6am.

They threatened the staff member, who was thankfully unharmed during the robbery, and took a three-figure sum of cash and e-cigarettes totalling a similar amount.

The men then left the store on foot.

The first man was described as being white and between 30 and 40 years old. He wore black tracksuit bottoms and a grey jumper and was carrying a black rucksack.

The second man was also white, and wore an all-black tracksuit with a blue t-shirt underneath. He also carried a black rucksack.

Both are believed to have worn striped scarves over their faces.

Anyone with CCTV, dash cam footage or information that can further our investigation is asked to call Basildon CID on 101 and quote the crime reference number 42/53628/20.

Alternatively, if you would prefer to remain anonymous, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or submit information through their website.

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