Air pistol shot during attempted robbery

POLICE in Essex are appealing for information after an air pistol was shot during an attempted robbery.

POLICE in Essex are appealing for information after an air pistol was shot during an attempted robbery.

The incident occurred at Mace store, High Street, Canvey at about 9pm yesterday , and saw a male enter armed with what is believed to have been a black air pistol.

A 66-year-old male shop assistant was not injured, however the shots were fired.

The suspect is described as 5' 10", medium to large build, wearing a green short combat style jacket with a hood, a black balaclava and white sunglasses.

After the incident the suspect made off on foot.

Anyone who has any information about the incident is asked to contact Benfleet CID on 0300 333 4444.

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