A man armed with a gun made off with a four-figure sum of cash at a betting shop.

The incident happened in Betfred in London Road, Southend, at around 9.25pm yesterday. The man fled on foot towards Queens Road.

A member of staff who was in the shop at the time was not injured.

If you have any information about this incident please call us on 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/4795/18 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.