Staff at a Braintree bookmakers have been threatened with a knife during a robbery.
A man entered Coral on Great Square on Monday afternoon – and demanded money while brandishing the weapon.
He then made off with a three-figure sum.
The man has been described as white, in his mid-to-late 20s and standing around 5ft 8inches tall. He had ginger facial hair and wore a grey hooded top with a Nike logo. He had a green ‘SPAR’ carrier bag.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and speak to Braintree CID, quoting reference number 588 of 28/05.
Alternatively, you can contact the Crimestoppers charity 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org