A MAN had his wallet and keys stolen during an early morning robbery at the hands of two crooks who wore face coverings.

Essex Police are investigating a robbery which took place in Canewdon Road, Westcliff, between 2am and 2.30am on Sunday.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was approached by two men who threatened him and demanded he hand over his wallet and keys.

The two suspects, described to the police as being white, dressed in all black with face covering and each at least 5ft 5ins tall, subsequently made off with the items

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “If you saw what happened or have any CCTV, doorbell or dash cam footage we need you to contact us.

“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 between 7am-11pm.

“Please quote the crime reference number 42/6351/21. You can also call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”