From the Echo today:
A WOMAN was robbed at knifepoint last night in Rayleigh.
The woman was walking along an alleyway between The Approach and Glebe Drive at around 10.20pm on Thursday, July 9, when she was approached from behind by a man demanding money.
Following an area search by officers a 31-year-old man from Rayleigh was arrested in Bardfield Way at 11.15pm on suspicion of robbery and possession of an offensive weapon.
The arrested man remains in custody this morning.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dc Jon Holden at Southend CID on 101.