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Clacton: Robber Efit Image
Detectives have released an Efit image of a man suspected of being involved in a robbery at a mobile phone store in Clacton.
Two men entered Carphone Warehouse at Brook Retail Park in London Road just after 5pm on Wednesday, February 19.
More than 100 handsets, covers and a number of Ipads, together valued at a five-five sum, were stolen.
One man talked with two staff members to distract them while the second man walked to the staff room door and kicked it open.
The first man then pushed the two staff members into the rear of the shop. The second suspect loaded item from the store room into a large bag before both men ran out through
a fire door at the back of the shop. The staff members were unharmed but badly shaken.
The phones stolen included Iphone 4 and 5s, Samsung Notes and Galaxies and Blackberries.
The man in the Efit image is described as being of mixed race with a round face. He was at least 5ft 9in tall. The second
man was white, slightly taller than the first, and was wearing a black beany hat.
Investigating officer DC Emma Beynon said: "The retail park would have been quite busy at the time and we would like to talk to anyone who saw these men hanging around before the robbery or leaving in some kind of vehicle.
"The men would have been quite obvious because one was carrying a large bag full of boxes containing the phones and other items.”
Anyone who can identify the man in the Efit, or has any other information, should contact DC Beynon at Clacton CID on
101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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