Police are appealing for information after a 4×4 was driven at a shop front in Great Bardfield.
Officers were contacted shortly after 12.25am today, Saturday September 10, with reports a green Land Rover Discovery had reversed into the Co-Operative Food Store in St John’s Terrace.
Four men were seen to get out of the Land Rover and a black Audi A3 and go into the shop, but they left empty handed.
They got into both vehicles and left the scene.
The shop front windows and wall were damaged.
Police carried out a search of the area for the suspects and enquiries are ongoing to locate them.
The suspects were described as white men aged in their late teens to early 20s, all wearing black hooded jackets, gloves and scarves covering their faces.
Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact Pc Harriet Ware at Braintree CID on 101 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org