Police are appealing for witnesses after shots were fired during an armed robbery at a supermarket in Clacton, Essex.
Two men threatened security guards outside the Tescos storie at Brook Retail Park, London Road, demanding they open the cash machines.
One of the suspects appeared to have gun and fired two shots. No one was injured.
The men left empty-handed by car. There may have had a third person inside it.
The robbery happened just before 11.40am today.
Police do not believe there is any threat posed to the wider community.
Shop staff were left shaken after being threatened by armed robbers in Halstead, Essex.
Four men - armed with a crowbar and hammer - walked into the Co-Op on Abels Road at around 8pm yesterday (17 January).
They forced staff to open the office safe and stole a four-figure sum of cash, before fleeing.
The men are described as wearing all black. Their faces were covered by scarves.
Police carried out a search of the area, but they could not find the suspects .
Officers are investigating whether it is linked to other robberies the Braintree district in recent months.
"This was a frightening incident for the members of staff involved.
"Essex Police will not tolerate people causing fear and threatening violence, and we are confident we will find the people responsible. "We believe the local community can play an important part in bringing these people to justice and I would urge anyone with any information about this incident or any others to come forward."
If you have any lego at home that the kids are too old to play with then why not donate it to a library in Essex.
The County Council have launched 'library lego clubs', where children can play and learn together, as well as take part in challenges against each other.
Anyone who would like to donate Lego can do so by taking it to their local library.
Children of all ages love Lego, but it also has a real educational quality helping the development of motor skills and creativity, and learn about problem solving skills.
If we are successful in gaining enough Lego, then we will be looking to launch a series of Lego clubs across the county where children can come together to take part in activities and Lego based challenges.
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It's not thought anyone on the bus was hurt.
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