Hooded knifepoint robber strikes in stairway of flats

A robber held a man at knifepoint in the stairwell of flats in Clacton Picture: ARCHANT

A robber held a man at knifepoint in the stairwell of flats in Clacton Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

A man was robbed at knifepoint in the stairwell of a block of flats in Clacton.

Police are appealing for information following the robbery, which happened inside a block of flats on Old Road last month.

The victim, a man aged in his 40s, was approached by another man in the stairwell just after 2pm on Wednesday, April 10.

The man threatened the victim with a kitchen knife, and took his bag and a three-figure sum of cash, before leaving onto Old Road.

The victim was uninjured and the bag was later recovered.


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The man was described as being of mixed race and had his face covered. He wore slip-on khaki coloured shoes and a black hooded jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to call Clacton CID on 101, quoting the crime reference number 42/56120/19.

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You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or submit information through the charity's website.

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