Pants-wearing knife raider hits petrol station – East Anglian Daily Times
not quite Harwich but near enough..
ESSEX police have issued an appeal for information after a masked man armed with a carving knife carried out a robbery at a petrol station in Clacton.
The incident happened at the London Road Garage in London Road yesterday at 10.50pm.
A cashier was alone in the shop when a man – with his face covered by what is thought to be a pair of white underpants or boxer shorts – walked in, brandished a knife and demanded money.
He then grabbed the 36-year-old cashier and held him in a headlock while holding the knife at his back and forced him to open the till. The robber grabbed a three-figure sum of notes and ran from the shop in the direction of Knox Road.