A POLICE probe has been launched staff were threatened in a robbery incident.

Officers were called to reports of a robbery at a shop in Hadfelda Square in Hatfield Peverel shortly before 8am this morning.

It was reported two suspects had entered the shop, before threatening staff and leaving with cash, cigarettes and vapes.

Officers attended and are continuing to conduct enquiries.

One suspect was described as a white man, aged in his 20s, of medium build, wearing a black hat, grey top, light-coloured jogging bottoms and white trainers.

The second suspect is described as a white male, wearing a light-coloured hooded top, grey jogging bottoms and black trainers.

Detectives are now appealing for witnesses and anyone with information or footage to come forward.

A spokesman said: "We need anyone with information, or footage, which could assist our enquiries to come forward."

Reports can be made on the police's online Live Chat service, or anonymously by contacting independent charity Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

Alternatively, call us on 101.

All reports should quote incident 222 of May 8.