Armed robbery in North Weald

Coverdale Racing

POLICE are appealing for information about an armed robbery in North Weald.

A man walked into Coverdale Racing, in High Road, at around 8.40pm on January 17, and pulled out what is believed to be a black handgun.

He threatened a member of staff and then left with cash.

The suspect has been described as being white, around 6ft tall and of a medium build. He had a scarf covering his face and wore a black coat, trousers and gloves.

Investigating officer Dc Sarah Barker, of Loughton CID, said: “An innocent member of staff was subjected to a terrifying ordeal, with an armed robber threatening him at gun point and demanding cash.

“We have been making extensive enquiries at the scene and have reviewed CCTV at the business and surrounding area.

“We are now appealing for information and would urged people to call Loughton CID on 101 quoting crime reference 42/8210/18 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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