Cash in transit driver attacked during toilet break

A CASH in transit driver who stopped for a “comfort break” became the victim of an attempted robbery.

A CASH in transit driver who stopped for a “comfort break” became the victim of an attempted robbery.

Police are now appealing for witnesses after the man was hurt during the incident in Clacton Road, Elmstead Market. The driver was travelling on the A133 from Colchester towards Elmstead Market when he pulled over to go to the oilet.

When he stopped he was approached by a man who demanded money and then cut him with a mystery object before fleeing in a small blue car.

The suspect is described as late 20s, white, 5ft 7in with a mop style haircut, average build and had a local accent. Detective Sergeant Kevin Cooper, said: “This is a busy road and I would appeal for anybody who saw anything unusual along this stretch of road to contact us.


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“I would especially like information about the small blue car driving along the A133. It is believed that the car was being driven by another person.”

The victim was taken to Colchester hospital for treatment to a hand wound following the drama at 2.50pm yesterday and was released later in the evening.

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The suspect didn’t get away with any money.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Clacton CID on 0300 333 4444 ext 440152 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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