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We were called to the A127 shortly after 9am yesterday morning, following reports of a man attempting to steal multiple cars. The suspect was arrested after being detained by members of the public.
Levi Whalley, 32 of no fixed address has since been charged with robbery, two counts of attempt robbery, driving a motor vehicle otherwise in accordance with a license and failure to provide a specimen.
He has since been remanded into custody and due to appear at Southend Magistrates Court on 25 October.