Police are appealing for witnesses to an attempted robbery at a Canvey Post Office.
Two men wearing balaclavas entered the store in Central Avenue at around 5.30pm on Tuesday, July 26 and demanded money from the cashier. One was in possession of what appeared to be a firearm.
The cashier challenged the men who made off empty-handed. One of the men left the scene on a black Honda motorcycle towards Benfleet.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dc Rory Scarlett at Southend CID on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.