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Men with spade threaten Grays woman
AN elderly lady was left terrified after two men entered her home with a spade and threatened her whilst demanding money.
The woman was in her sitting room at her home in London Road, Grays when the men came in through the open back door.
One man approached the woman and asked if she had any money. On saying she didn't he said he would count to ten although no direct threats of violence were made.
The other man, with the spade, searched in her draws and cupboards.
It is believed they had climbed into her back garden and picked up the spade from her lean-to before entering the house.
The victim seized an opportunity to escape, running out of the front door and appealing to a neighbour for help. When they returned the men had gone, taking the spade with them.
The incident happened on Tuesday, August 20 at about 2.40pm. The woman was unharmed.
The spade is a pale grey/worn colour with a T-Bar handle grip, made of metal with a flat square end. The first man is white, aged about 18, and 5ft 6in to 5ft 8in tall. He had brown eyes with dark eyebrows and dark hair. He had a small boyish face, was clean shaven, and was wearing a dark navy blue or black bottoms and top.
The second man was white, with a stocky build, and is shorter than the first man. He did not have much hair and rosy cheeks. He is believed to have been wearing a blue shirt and shorts.
If anyone recognises the descriptions, saw any suspicious activity in the area, or two men carrying a spade at around that time, they are asked to call Grays CID on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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