Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was robbed while with her two young children.
The 29-year-old woman was in Whitmore Way, Basildon at around 4pm on November 3 when her arm was grabbed by someone behind her.
He demanded money from her and when she refused threatened to stab her. She gave him her purse and tobacco and the man removed cash and a bank card from the purse before leaving toward the park at the rear of Whitmore Court..
The man is described as aged between 15 and 19-years-old, 5ft 8ins tall, of slim build, wearing a dark coloured beanie hat with a peak, black jacket and spoke with a London accent. He was with two other men who were not involved in the robbery.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dc Nicholas May at Basildon CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.