Colchester: Man robbed at knifepoint

Detectives have launched an investigation after a man was robbed at knifepoint in Colchester.

Detectives have launched an investigation after a man was robbed at knifepoint in Colchester. - Credit: Archant

Detectives have launched an investigation after a man was robbed at knifepoint in Colchester.

Two men stopped the victim on the footpath from Clingoe Hill leading to Britten Close at around 4.20pm yesterday.

They threatened him with a knife and poked him in the stomach, an Essex Police spokesman said.

The victim, in his 20s and from Colchester, handed over his laptop in a bag, a phone and cash.

The suspects, described as white with local accents, then ran off, leaving the victim shaken but unharmed.


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The first is aged between 16 and 20, with light brown short hair and a pale freckled complexion.

He was wearing a hooded top which was pulled around his head over a light grey tracksuit. He had dark brown shoes and was carrying a stick.

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The second man is in his early 20s with dark brown short hair and was wearing a bright blue hooded top, light grey tracksuit bottoms and was carrying a black handled knife.

Call police on 101 to help.

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