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Grays: Masked Men Threaten Woman With Knife
Detectives are appealing for information after four masked men threatened a woman with a knife in Grays.
The men walked through an unlocked door of a house on Elm Road shortly before 9:30pm on Thursday, April 24 and threatened the female homeowner with a knife, forcing her to hand over a quantity of cigarettes.
They then left via a back door.
Police say that the men spoke with foreign accents and that the householder was uninjured.
Anyone with information in connection with this burglary is urged to contact detectives at Grays police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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