A police appeal for witnesses has been launched, after a masked man armed with a hammer robbed a shop in Earls Colne.
Officers were called to reports of a man armed with a hammer and wearing a balaclava, who had jumped on to the shop counter in the High Street Co-op store on Saturday, November 25, at around 7.30pm.
He threatened staff, before taking cash from the till and driving away in a car.
Officers are currently investigating the incident.
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Colchester CID on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.