Essex: Woman left shaken by knifepoint robbers

POLICE have appealed for information after a woman was robbed at knifepoint, leaving her shaken and afraid.

The woman, aged 20, was approached by two men in Crompton Street, Chelmsford, at 3.40am on Sunday.

One man threatened her with what police believe to be a cheese knife, before demanding money.

They took her handbag and stole a small amount of cash and her keys before dumping the rest nearby.

The woman was left shaken, but uninjured.

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One of the men has been described as white, aged between 20 and 25 years old, 5ft 10in tall and of skinny build with shot cropped hair.

He is believed to have been wearing a blue hooded jumper with the Playboy symbol on it. He also had a black eye, which is thought to have been on the right side of his face. The second suspect was described by police as being white, between 20 to 25 years old and also 5ft 10in tall.

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He is skinny, with a shaved head and was wearing a black jumper at the time of the incident.

He was the man with the knife.

Dc Courtney Cowell, the investigating officer for Essex Police, said: “I am anxious to hear from anyone who knows who may be responsible for this robbery to contact me as soon as possible.

“I urge people to contact me now as this key clue to one of the attackers will only be visibly for a certain amount of time.”

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to telephone Dc Cowell, at Chelmsford target team, on 0300 333 4444.

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