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9 December 2011, 10:33 | Updated: 9 December 2011, 16:33
Essex Police is looking for three men, one with a distinctive limp, following an armed robbery at a jewellers in Stanford Le Hope.
The offenders, wearing balaclavas and gloves, entered Stanford Jewellers in Kings Parade at just before 3pm on Thursday December 8th. They stole watches and jewellery before making off in a black Volkswagen Passat car.
The first suspect is a white man, in his 40s, of stocky build and about 5ft 10 tall. He walked with a profound limp with his left leg. Police believe it could be a deformed or false leg. He was wearing a shiny dark coloured puffa jacket with a hood, grey jogging bottoms, black trainers and produced a small black hand-gun.
The second person being sought is a black man, in his 20s, about 6ft 2 tall and of slim build. He was wearing a black jacket with small white triangle beading around where sleeve joins body of the coat, black trousers. Armed with bolt croppers and a shiny black holdall like a sports bag.
The third suspect is described as a white man, also in his 20s, 5ft 11ft tall and of proportionate build. He is described as wearing a navy blue hoody but drawstring around hoody was white, dark trousers and black trainers with white soles. He was armed with a hammer.
Anyone with any information about the incident or has any information about the car is asked to contact DI Neil Pudney or Thurrock CID on 101, or you can leave information with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.