Police are asking for the public’s help to find a man who committed a robbery at knife-point.

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A 24-year-old man was in a small alleyway which leads to Chase Court when he was approached by a man with a knife who told him to empty his pockets.

The victim put his mobile phone on the floor and ran in the opposite direction. He was uninjured.

It happened between 2.05 and 2.15am on November 27.

The suspect is a white man in his late 30s, 6ft 3ins to 6ft 4ins tall, of average build with shaved light brown or blonde hair and a scruffy light brown or blonde beard.

He was wearing a grey hooded tracksuit, grey jogging bottoms and trainers.

Anyone with information should contact Pc Bryan Heath at Colchester CID on 101.