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Phoney police officers threaten boy in Grays flat robbery
FOUR men posing as police officers threatened a teenager and stole designer handbags.
The unknown men asked to enter a block of flats in Trelawney Close off Howard Road, Grays, on Friday, September 20. They claimed to be police officers and giving information deemed not to be suspicious.
They went into a home on the first floor and forced a young teenage boy to the floor, threatening to hurt him if he didn't hand over money.
The searched the flat for cash but left with three designer handbags.
One man was white with grey hair which was gelled back, about 40 years old and large build. He was wearing a black suit with a black tie.
A second man was black, aged 19-20 skinny build, wearing black woolly hat, with his face covered, black hooded jacket and black trousers and gloves. He spoke with a south London accent.
The third and fourth men were described black, but lighter skinned than the other man, aged 19 or 20 and dressed similarly to the second man.
Police want to hear from anyone who was in the area and saw these men either before or after the incident.
Pc Nina Bourne, investigating said: "This incident has left this young boy in fear of being at home on his own. I cannot stress enough the trauma this has caused and would appeal for anyone who can identify these men to contact me at Grays police station on 101 or give information via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."
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