Attempted robber Tasered security guard in Brentwood

Essex Police are appealing for witnesses to an attempted robbery in Brentwood where a security guard was Tasered.

The incident happened in the post office in Eastham Crescent just before 11am yesterday (Thursday, November 29).

A security guard was leaving the shop when he was confronted by a man who Tasered him, demanding the cashbox he had been carrying.

However, the box was empty and the man who attacked him, and another man with a baseball bat ran out towards The Broadwalk South, empty handed.

The security guard, 30, from Dagenham, was treated at the scene by paramedics, but did not need hospital treatment. Investigating officer, DC Leanne Ford, said: “As well as appealing for witnesses to the actual robbery, we’re keen to hear from people who saw these two men run off towards The Broadwalk South.

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“They may have had a getaway vehicle in which case they probably would have gone down Hanging Hill Lane or along the A128 at speed, thereby attracting the attention of passing motorists.”

They are described as white, and were wearing black jackets, blue jeans and balaclavas. The man holding the Taser was about 5ft 6ins tall, and they man with the baseball bat was 6ft 2ins tall.

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Anyone with information in connection with this is asked to contact detectives at Basildon police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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