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Shocking moment thieves in medical face masks raid Curry’s PC World

Shocking moment thieves in medical face masks raid Currys PC World – snatching phones and tablets as terrified staff look on

  • Incident happened at 2.22pm yesterday on London Road in Southend-on-Sea
  • One of the four men fled the scene with what looked like a tablet under his arm
  • Police are investigating the incident and the Essex store remains open to public 

This shocking footage shows the moment a group of men raided a Currys store in Essex in front of horrified staff.

At 2.22pm yesterday, four men entered the technology retailer on London Road in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, wearing masks and dark-coloured hoodies. 

The men were in the store for roughly one minute where at least two of them rushed to rip a number of expensive devices from their displays.

Shocking footage shows the moment a group of men raided a Currys store in Essex in front of horrified staff. This man appears to grab a tablet 

One of the men, wearing a hat, sunglasses and a medical face mask, fled the scene with what looked like a tablet under his arm

One man grabs a tablet

One of the men, wearing a hat, sunglasses and a medical face mask, fled the scene with what looked like a tablet under his arm

One of the men, wearing a hat, sunglasses and a medical face mask, fled the scene with what looked like a tablet under his arm.

Other customers in the shop filmed the moment the masked men ran from display to display helping themselves to the products on show.

In the dramatic video, which was filmed live on Facebook before being shared into numerous local community groups, the men can be heard shouting ‘What, what, what’ at staff as they attempt to intervene.

At the end of the video, one of the suspects runs back to a counter for one more item, but is unable to detach it from the display.

The men were in the store for roughly one minute where at least two of them rushed to rip a number of expensive devices from their displays

They are pictured leaving the store

The men were in the store for roughly one minute where at least two of them rushed to rip a number of expensive devices from their displays

Other customers in the shop filmed the moment the masked men ran from display to display helping themselves to the products on show

Other customers in the shop filmed the moment the masked men ran from display to display helping themselves to the products on show

The dramatic video was filmed live on Facebook before being shared into numerous local community groups

The men can be heard shouting 'What, what, what' at staff as they attempt to intervene

In the dramatic video, which was filmed live on Facebook before being shared into numerous local community groups, the men can be heard shouting ‘What, what, what’ at staff as they attempt to intervene

He then gives up and leaves the store as another person in the shop shouts: ‘It ain’t coming off bruv, it ain’t coming off’.

A spokesperson for Currys PC World said: ‘We experienced a break-in on Saturday, July 25 at our Southend-on-Sea Currys PC World with Carphone Warehouses store.

‘The safety of our colleagues and customers is of paramount importance and we’re thankful no-one was injured.

‘The store is open to customers as normal.

‘We’re working with police to support their investigations.’

An Essex Police spokesperson said: ‘We’re investigating a robbery at Currys PC World in London Road, Southend shortly after 2.20pm today.

‘No-one was hurt. The four suspects are believed to have left in a silver car.’ 

Detective Inspector Stewart Eastbrook added: ‘Fortunately no-one was hurt but this was a frightening incident for staff and customers and we are determined to identify and arrest those responsible.

‘The store is in a retail park near a busy junction leading to the A13 and there would have been a number of people and drivers who may have seen what happened or saw the suspects leave.

‘We are keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened or has mobile phone or dash cam footage.’

Anyone with information is asked to contact Southend CID on 101 quoting reference 42/11210/20.

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