Police hunt Heybridge Co-op Foodstore robbers armed with 'hatchet'

The Co-op in Lawling Avenue, Heybridge
The suspects entered the Co-op at 21:15 GMT on Tuesday, police said

Police have launched a hunt for three people who robbed a supermarket armed with a "hatchet and crowbar".

Essex Police said the Co-op Foodstore in Lawling Avenue, Heybridge, was targeted at 21:15 GMT on Tuesday.

No-one was hurt during the incident but money was stolen from a till and several wine bottles were smashed, police said.

Det Ch Insp Rob Huddlestone said anyone who has information about the raid should contact the force.

The suspects were all wearing dark clothing and had their faces covered, the force added.

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