Police are appealing for witnesses to an attempted robbery in which a man was threatened with weapons.
The 18-year-old was sitting inside his car in the car park of the Brook Retail Park in London Road, Clacton, at 2.15am on Saturday, April 14.
A group of up to five men approached the car.
One smashed the driver’s side window, threatened the victim with a large knife and demanded money and his mobile phone.
Another of the men stood in front of the car and had what appeared to be a gun.
The victim managed to drive off and was uninjured.
Detective Sergeant Daniel Jeffries said: "This was a frightening incident and I am keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened or has any information.
"I am also keen to speak to anyone who was driving in the area at the time and has dash cam footage, as they might have recorded the suspects in the area at the time of the offence."
The suspect with the knife was described as being aged in his mid-20s, of slim build and of mixed heritage. He was about 5ft 10ins tall, had facial hair and wore a dark blue hooded top.
The second suspect was described as being slightly taller and of a larger build.
Contact Detective Constable Richard English at Clacton CID on 101 quoting reference 42/50394/18.
Alternatively, contact the Crimestoppers charity 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org