Rainham cashier assaulted during newsagents robbery
PUBLISHED: 12:27 20 February 2017 | UPDATED: 13:26 20 February 2017
Robbers fled the scene on a motorbike after they stole cash from a newsagents and assaulted a cashier.
Police were called at 5pm on Friday after reports of a robbery at a newsagents in Fairview Avenue, Rainham.
It was reported that at 4.20pm two men wearing motorcycle helmets entered the shop and ordered the cashier to open the till - a suspected firearm was seen.
The cashier was then assaulted and the suspects stole cash from the till before making off on a motorbike in the direction of Upminster Road North.
One of the suspects is described as about 5ft 8in to 10in and of slim to medium build.
He was wearing a navy blue coloured jumper, a darker coloured body warmer, dark coloured jogging bottoms and trainers and a full face black crash helmet.
The second suspect is described as about 5ft 6in to 8in tall and of medium to large build.
He was wearing a grey coloured Adidas jumper with dark coloured stripes to the sleeves, grey matching jogging bottoms, trainers and a full face crash helmet.
Officers from the Flying Squad are investigating.
No arrests have been made.
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