STAFF were left shaken following a terrifying robbery with a knife at a Tesco store in Walton.

A man armed with a knife threatened workers at Tesco Express in Walton at about 6.20am today.

Police have issued CCTV images from the store of a man wanted in connection with the raid.

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

  • CCTV - Police are looking to trace this man following the robbery.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "We are trying to identify him following a robbery at Tesco Express, in High Street, Walton.

"A man entered the store armed with a knife before threatening members of staff and making demands.

"He then left the scene with a three-figure sum of cash and tobacco.

"No one was harmed but staff were left shaken.

"We have searched the area for the man without success and are now appealing for your help after reviewing CCTV footage."

Clacton and Frinton Gazette:

  • Crime scene - Tesco Express, in High Street, Walton. Picture: Google 

A spokesman for Tesco said: "We are assisting the police with their enquiries following an incident at our Walton on the Naze Express store this morning."

Anyone with information, CCTV or dash cam footage, is asked to call Clacton CID on 101 quoting incident 121 of 08/02 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.