Two men who were caught on camera during an attempted robbery in Southend are being hunted by police.
The pair were filmed threatening staff with a hammer at Mallard Jewellers on Wednesday. They burst into the shop just before 10am but fled in a blue Peugeot 106 empty handed.
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