Two men robbed at knifepoint and assaulted in park

The two men were robbed while sitting on a bench in Colchester. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

The two men were robbed while sitting on a bench in Colchester. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: GOOGLE MAPS

Police are appealing for information after two men were robbed at knifepoint in a park in Colchester.

The pair were sitting on a bench in a small park area near to the junction of Flagstaff Road and Circular Road North, when they were approached by a group of four men.

one of the victims was threatened with a knife while the other was assaulted.

The group of men stole money and other items before running off towards the Abbeygate underpass.

The incident took place at around 8.20pm on Thursday, September 12.


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The robbers are described as one white man and three black men, wearing 'casual' clothing with some wearing hooded tops with the hoods up.

It is believed a number of members of the public walked past the area at the time. Anyone who saw anything, has any CCTV or dashcam footage, or other information is asked to call police on 101 quoting crime reference number 42/146831/19, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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