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Lakeside armed robbers escape with watches

Police officers are searching for three men who stole a number of Rolex watches from a jewellers in Lakeside shopping centre.

Essex Police were called just before 10:30 BST after staff at Goldsmiths jewellers were threatened with a knife and an axe.

The men drove off in a black Audi car which was found abandoned nearby.

A staff member suffered minor hand injuries in the incident but did not need medical treatment.

Armed police and the air support unit carried out a search of the area and anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact officers.

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