Police are investigating an allegation that a gun was aimed at a woman in Maldon
A woman told police that someone pointed a gun at her from a car window as the vehicle passed through Market Hill at 12.30pm on Sunday.
The weapon appeared to be a handgun, according to the victim.
Police immediately searched the area for the green estate car and are currently appealing for any information.
Inspector Chris Kilgallen said: “Whilst the driver of the car had what appeared to be a gun he did not make any threat or say anything.
"We do not know if this was a real weapon or just a prank.
“We take all search incidents seriously and appeal for anyone with any information to come forward."
To help with the police investigation, call 101.