A man was threatened at knife point outside a chicken shop in Southend.

The victim was outside of Tasty Chicken in London Road, Southend at around 9.30pm when a suspect approached him.

The man pulled out a knife and demanded the victim give him his phone and cash.

After the suspect demanded the cash to him, the victim gave over his phone and a two-figure sum of cash before he ran away from the shop.

Officers have released a description of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident on Sunday night.

The suspect has been described as being aged in his early 30s, white, bald and wore a black jacket and dark sporty trousers.

Anyone with information, CCTV or dash cam footage is asked to call Southend CID quoting crime reference 42/131083/18 or report information online by visiting www.essex.police.uk/do-it-online.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.