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20 October 2015, 10:43 | Updated: 20 October 2015, 10:44
Two men, dressed in ski masks and balaclavas and armed with knives have robbed a Co-Op store in Heybridge.
It happened on Lawling Avenue last night.
Essex Police said: "At around 9.25pm on October 19 two men dressed in ski masks or balaclavas and armed with knives, threatened a teenage shopper inside the shop and demanded money from the staff member.
"The victim, a 16-year-old local boy, received minor injuries. The pair made off with a four-figure sum of money in a plastic tub.
"One of the suspects is described as white, 6ft tall, blue eyes, of athletic build, aged in his early 20s, wearing a grey hooded top, black balaclava, dark jogging bottoms and black trainers.
"Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at Chelmsford CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."