Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Billericay.
The victim, a woman in her 40s, was sitting in her car, a grey Ford Kuga, in Linkdale at around 2.15pm on Wednesday, December 14 when she was approached by a man.
The man, who had what is believed to be a bread knife, demanded the victim hand over money.
She handed over a black ‘Betty Boop’ purse containing a three-figure sum of cash.
The man made off towards Bell Hill Close.
He is described as white, around 5ft 5ins tall and wearing a black balaclava, gloves, and black/navy blue hooded top with the top up.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Dc Nicholas May at Basildon Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.