Robbers steal three-figure sum following hammer attack

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Hammer-wielding robbers have stolen a three-figure sum of cash following an attack in Colchester.

The robbery happened in Cannon Street just before 10pm on Sunday, March 21, when a man in his 20s was approached by the two attackers.

Both were holding hammers during the attack, while one was also armed with a machete.

The victim sustained rib injuries and had a three-figure sum of cash stolen.

He did not require hospital treatment.

Police believe the attackers fled the scene towards Hythe Hill, with one of them said to have been wearing a black Crosshatch hoodie and a balaclava.

Both have been described as white, although police do not have a description of the second attacker.

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Those with information about the incident are urged to call Essex Police on 101, quoting reference 1311 of March 21.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111.

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