Supermarket held up at gunpoint

First published in News

A SUPERMARKET was held up at gunpoint last night.

A man armed with a handgun pushed through a queue of waiting customers at Sainsbury's Local , in Southchurch Road, before ordering a member of staff to open the till.

He then reached over the counter and grabbed a handful of notes worth a three figure sum.

Detectives would like to speak to witnesses who were in the store at about 9pm yesteday.

They particularly want to talk to a woman who was standing in the queue when the man burst in and also a man who was walking through the door as the robber ran off.

The suspect was white, about 5ft 2ins to 5ft 5ins tall, had a pale complexion and a brown or ginger beard. He was wearing a khaki-coloured Stone Island three-quarter length coat with fur-edged hood pulled tight over his face. He was also wearing black jeans and white trainers.

Anyone with information should contact DC Martin or colleagues at Southend CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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3:07pm Mon 3 Dec 12

perini says...

I think that instead of a Police Commissioner, a Judiciary Commissioner would be of more use ensuring that these scrotes don't get let off with a slap on the wrist!
I think that instead of a Police Commissioner, a Judiciary Commissioner would be of more use ensuring that these scrotes don't get let off with a slap on the wrist! perini
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3:19pm Mon 3 Dec 12

madmax1 says...

Photo / CCTV where are they ???
Photo / CCTV where are they ??? madmax1
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4:44pm Mon 3 Dec 12

alimac69 says...

A three figure sum? That could be anything in the £100s. That's not that much.
A three figure sum? That could be anything in the £100s. That's not that much. alimac69
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5:22pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Eric Whim says...

alimac69 wrote:
A three figure sum? That could be anything in the £100s. That's not that much.
£3.25
[quote][p][bold]alimac69[/bold] wrote: A three figure sum? That could be anything in the £100s. That's not that much.[/p][/quote]£3.25 Eric Whim
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5:39pm Mon 3 Dec 12

artytoit says...

Christmas is coming!
Christmas is coming! artytoit
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5:59pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Andycal 172D says...

So he risks a ten year sentence for armed robbery for a few hundred quid? What a chopper!
So he risks a ten year sentence for armed robbery for a few hundred quid? What a chopper! Andycal 172D
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6:13pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Eric Whim says...

nowhere on Canvey has any money left since the recent spate of armed robberies so they've had to try places off the Island....
nowhere on Canvey has any money left since the recent spate of armed robberies so they've had to try places off the Island.... Eric Whim
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8:37pm Mon 3 Dec 12

Brunning999 says...

Another job for Super Nick and his team.
Another job for Super Nick and his team. Brunning999
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10:55am Tue 4 Dec 12

busybee46 says...

At least he wont have to worry about buying Christmas presents for the next 10 years. Idiot!!!
At least he wont have to worry about buying Christmas presents for the next 10 years. Idiot!!! busybee46
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