A man’s robbed a shop in Canvey at gunpoint.
He threatened staff with the weapon at Freshways on Friday and left with a three figure sum of cash.
The suspect has been described as being white, aged in his 20s, around 5ft 5ins tall and of a skinny build.
He was described as wearing a black zip-up hoody, black jogging bottoms, white trainers and had a black scarf covering his face.
Anyone with information is asked to call Basildon CID on 101 quoting crime reference 42/119221/18 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.