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Armed robbery on Epping High Street

Crime / Fri 24th Nov 2017 pm30 12:01pm

ESSEX Police are investigating a report of an armed robbery at Natwest Bank, High Street, Epping Forest.

Suspect, unknown, has entered the bank shortly before 2.30pm yesterday, Thursday, November 23.

He has placed a black holdall on the counter inside the bank and produced a knife. He has pointed this at the cashier and demanded money.

The cashier has handed over a three-figure sum of cash before the suspect left the scene.

No one was injured.

The suspect is described as a white man, of average build and aged in his early 20s. He was wearing black jogging bottoms, a black hooded top with the hood up and a scarf covering his face.

Investigating officer DC Ben Elliott said, “We would like to reassure members of the public that this is a rare incident and we are doing all we can to bring the offender to justice.

“If you witnessed the incident or have any information please contact CID at Loughton CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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