Armed men escape with cash in Stanford le Hope raid

A security van has been held up by two gunmen outside a petrol station in Essex.

The masked raiders threatened the two guards at the Murco garage on London Road, Stanford le Hope.

They escaped with the security box containing thousands of pounds in a burgundy Ford Escort which was waiting nearby in Ruskin Road.

The car drove off towards Orsett Cork. The guards, a man and a woman, were shaken but unhurt.

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