Police say they believe two robberies at two newsagents in the Basildon area could be linked.
In the first two men got away with money and cigarettes from a store on Felmores Road in Pitsea on Friday morning and that afternoon the same items were taken from a shop on Whitmore Way in Basildon.
The men in each incident have similar descriptions. One is described to have worn a navy blue hooded jacket and grey jogging bottoms. The other is believed to have worn a dark jacket with a khaki coloured baseball cap.
Anyone with information, or who may have CCTV or dashcam footage near to this location from this time is asked to call Basildon CID on 101 quoting incident 201 in relation to Pitsea or 864 in relation to Basildon.
Alternatively, you can contact the Crimestoppers charity 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org