A pedestrian was robbed at knifepoint by a gang of men wearing balaclavas.

Essex Police say a man was threatened by five men in South View Road, Loughton, at around 10.55pm yesterday (Monday, November 13).

The gang, disguising their faces with balaclavas, got out of a silver Audi at the junction with Oakwood Hill before pulling a knife on the victim.

They demanded he hand over his bag and the luxury, Canada Goose coat he was wearing.

They then drove off towards Buckhurst Hill with the coat and the bag, which contained an i-Pad, a Kindle, bank cards and a two figure sum of cash.

  • Anyone with information is asked to call Loughton CID on: 101 quoting incident:1186 or Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800 555 111