A MUM had medication for her sister stolen as she was robbed and threatened in the street in front of her son.

The woman, in her 30’s, was targeted by a man in Manor Road, Laindon shortly after 10.50am on Tuesday.

She took to social media with a lengthy Facebook post to warn others and appeal for information.

The victim said the man threatened to attack her if she did not hand over the medication she was taking to her sister.

The attacker, described as white, 6 foot tall, slim, with ginger facial hair, approached her from behind.



Senior councillors have now urged families to be careful following the incident.

Terri Sargent, Tory chairman of Basildon Council’s communities and wellbeing committee, said: “It is very bizarre for someone to steal medication like this, I mean what can he do with it.

“It’s dangerous and she’s quite right to warn others to be careful after this.

“I imagine it would have been quite frightening, especially to think that someone is going about doing this.

“You’ve got to ask yourself what next and I think people are going to have to be careful.

“It’s very frightening and they must have been watching the woman. We don’t want it happening anywhere in our borough and it’s just crazy.”

A spokesman for Essex Police confirmed an investigation is underway.

They said: “We are investigating following a robbery in Laindon.

“We were called shortly after 10.50am on Tuesday to reports a woman in her 30s had been approached by a man in Manor Road who then threatened her.

“The man demanded she hand over the items she was carrying.

“The man is described as white, 6ft tall, slim, with ginger facial hair and wearing a cap, a blue hooded top and dirty blue tracksuit trousers. Our enquiries are ongoing.

“If you have any information you can submit a report online at essex.police.uk or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator.

“Please quote the crime reference number 42/119545/21.

“You can also call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”