Clacton: Robber leaves empty-handed after attempted bag snatch

Police will speak to a teenage boy following an allegation of assault in Colchester

Police will speak to a teenage boy following an allegation of assault in Colchester - Credit: Archant

A robber was thwarted when he attempted to grab someone’s bag close to Clacton Train Station.

The incident took place shortly before 10am on Wednesday July 23, in a public car park close to the train station, between Carnarvon Road and Skelmersdale Road.

The victim, a young man, was approached from behind and assaulted by another man, who then tried to grab the victim’s bag from his shoulder.

The suspect left empty-handed, though, as the victim managed to cling onto his bag.

Dc Roger Henderson said: “I am urging anyone with any information to come forward. This incident happened on a very busy section of road and in broad daylight.


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“I would especially like to hear from anyone who may have seen a male running away from the scene.”

The suspect is described as being a black male, around 25 years old, 6 ft tall, with a small afro.

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He was seen wearing a dark navy tracksuit with blue and white Nike Air Max trainers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dc Henderson at Clacton Police Station on 101.

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