Police are investigating after a masked man robbed a superstore at gunpoint.

The incident happened late last night at Mama's Superstore, in Southernhay, Basildon.

It was reported a man, described as wearing a mask and holding a gun, entered the store at around 11.05pm.

He pointed the firearm at a member of staff before making off with hundreds of pounds in cash and packets of tobacco.

No-one was injured.

If you saw or heard anything, have any CCTV or dash cam footage, or have any other information please call us on 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/40186/19 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.