Armed gang rob Southend arcade


ARMED robbers threatened staff at an amusements arcade with a handgun before escaping with cash.

Police are appealing for information about the armed robbery at Canvey Amusements in Southend just before 6pm on Sunday, 18 November. Police hope someone may recognise the clothing or face of one of the men from the CCTV images.

The two men, one in his 20s and the other older, who was holding a handgun, demanded that the safe was opened and escaped with a four-figure sum of money.

The description of older man is white, 5ft 8ins tall, medium build, wearing a black jacket and woolly hat, jeans and had a local accent. The other man had his face covered with a scarf and a hat.

Police searched the area and are reviewing other CCTV in the local area. Anyone with any information to help detectives identify these men is asked to contact the Serious Crime team at Southend on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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