Rochford: CCTV Of Shop Armed Robbery

Essex Police have released CCTV footage of an armed robbery in Rochford as they make fresh appeals for information.

Two men threatened staff at Mace Stores on Ashingdon Road with a handgun at around 3pm on Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 before stealing a three-figure sum of cash, two bottles of alcohol and several packets of cigarettes.

Investigating Officer, Dc Ian Ling, said: "One of the attackers wore a reflective jacket which may have drawn some attention from members of the public. He was also the man who brandished the firearm. We would ask people to look closely at the faces of the two men and contact us with their names."

The gunman is described is white, in his mid-20s and of slim build with short, dark brown hair.

The other man is in his early-mid-20s and has long, facial features.

A 37-year-old male member of staff from East Ham in east London sustained a minor head injury during the robbery, but did not need any medical treatment.

Anyone with information in connection with this armed robbery is urged to contact detectives at Southend police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.