A MAN in his 80s was attacked by masked men during a Thurrock robbery, said Essex Police. The man was struck in the face with a weapon, believed to have been a crowbar, during the armed raid in Portsea Road, Tilbury, on Monday. He had confronted the four suspects after they arrived at the property and smashed a window. The victim was taken to hospital with a cut to his cheek. Essex Police said there were no descriptions of the suspects, who all wore balaclavas.