A man’s tried to rob a woman in the car park of Southend Hospital.
A woman in her 70’s was in her vehicle when a man approached the window and started a conversation.
As she pulled away he tried to force his way through the window and grabbed the pensioner around the neck – but she managed to fend him off.
It’s believed he’d been trying to reach for her bag.
The man has been described as in his mid-40s to early 50s, stocky, unshaven, with thin brown teeth with a gap in the middle of the top row, a flat nose, and balding white or grey hair.
He was wearing an off-white t-shirt and had a shiny navy or black nylon bag.
He will also have had a fresh scratch to his face.
If you were in the hospital car park at the time, recognise the description of the man, or have any other information call 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/120505/18.
Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.