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Police appeal following Felmores robbery

1st December 2020
Posted by Johnny Jenkins

Were you in the Felmores shops area in Basildon yesterday (30 November) just after 5pm? 

Essex Police are investigating a robbery at the Post Office inside Martin’s newsagent.

A man threatened staff with a knife shortly before 5.10pm and stole a three-figure sum of cash and a large quantity of cigarettes. Fortunately the staff members were unhurt but were left shaken.

The man is described as white, aged in his early 20s, slim, and had blue eyes. He wore black clothes, a black hooded coat and a balaclava. He was carrying the knife in a brightly coloured bag.

The police are continuing their enquiries and are looking to trace customers who were in the shop at the time, and anyone who was in the Felmores End area.

You can submit a report online at or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.
Alternatively, you can call 101.

Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or

Please use reference number 42/195972/20 when providing any information to ensure it gets to the investigating officer as quickly as possible.