Police are appealing for witnesses to an attempted robbery at a Canvey store.
A man entered Jacobs in Linden Way at around 4.30pm on June 16 and threatened the female member of staff with a knife whilst demanding she opened the till.
When she refused, he tried to grab the till before it dropped to the floor and he left empty-handed. No one was injured. He ran along Linden Way in the direction of Cedar Road.
The suspect wore a grey tracksuit with his face covered.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Neil Utley at Rayleigh CID on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.