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A mother was held at knifepoint in an attempted robbery in Billericay last night (27th January 2016).

The 37-year-old was threatened by a hooded man demanding money before running off.

[quote width="auto" align="none" border="#0066cc" color="#0066cc" title="Quoted by a spokesperson for Essex Police"]Police are investigating an attempted robbery in the Pantiles, Billericay. The incident happened at 5.20pm yesterday (Thursday, January 27) when a man approached the victim, showed her a knife and demanded money. The victim, a 37-year-old woman, said she didn't have any money and the suspect ran off. The suspect was wearing a black hoodie with a logo on the front and black jeans. Anyone with information is asked to contact Basildon CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.[/quote]

Original article by Guy Bell, Brentwood Gazette

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