Clacton: Police hunt thieves after man was held at knifepoint outside Chutney’s Indian restaurant

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A man was held at knifepoint by thieves in Clacton who made off with his watch, cash and keys, police have said.

The victim had been walking close to Chutney’s Indian restaurant in St John’s Road, when the incident happened at 4.05pm on Sunday.

Two men approached him from behind and demanded money.

A knife was thrust in his direction and the 38-year-old, who is from the London area, handed over his watch, some cash and his keys.

An Essex Police spokeswoman said the victim was uninjured in the robbery.

She said detectives are appealing for witnesses to help with their inquiries.

The suspects are described as black, aged between 19 and 22 and around 5ft 9ins to 6ft.

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One of them was clean shaven and wore a light grey hoody and blue trousers.

The other was also clean shaven, skinny and wore a light grey hoody and blue or black trousers.

Both were riding black bikes and were last seen on the corner of St John’s Road and North Road.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Dc Luke Howard, or his colleagues at Clacton CID on 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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