Police appeal for details about knifepoint robber in Brentwood

Police are appealing for help to identify the suspect of a knifepoint robbery in Brentwood.

A man in his 20s from Brentwood was robbed in the town on October 14.

Officers have now released details of the hooded top one of the suspects wore in a bid to identify him.

The robbery happened in William Hunter Way at 4.20am when the victim was threatened with a knife. His debit card was taken and he was threatened to provide his Pin number. Money was taken from his account while was held at knifepoint for about an hour.

Two men are believed to have been involved, and one was wearing a black hooded top with a lion design on the hood.

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He is described as white, of stocky build with shaven ginger or light coloured hair.

Investigating officer DC Lee Crane said: “This was a terrifying attack that took place for over an hour, keeping the victim at knifepoint.

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“I would like to speak to anybody who knows someone that fits the description and may own the distinctive hooded top. I am keen to bring these offenders to justice so they cannot cause the fear and distress which they have to the victim of this crime.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Crane at Southend CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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