Two men have been arrested following a theft and assault at M&S in Walton on the Naze yesterday.
Officers were called to the store on Arthur Ransome Way at around 5:30pm on Tuesday, 14 November following reports of a theft from the store.
Two men entered the store and stole money from the till. A member of staff attempted to stop the vehicle the two suspects were driving. He was hit by the vehicle, sustaining serious but not life-changing injuries.
Officers responded quickly and fast-paced enquiries located the suspect vehicle, which was displaying false number plates and two men were arrested in London later in the evening.
A 42-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted to cause grievous bodily harm with intent, theft from a shop, failing to provide a specimen for analysis, possession of a bladed article in a public place, use of a motor vehicle without third party insurance and driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence.
A 51-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft from a shop.
They remain in custody and enquiries are ongoing.
We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed anything or have any further information to contact us, quoting incident number 821 of 14 November.
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