Police arrest teenager, 15, in connection with Colchester robberies and assaults

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A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with six robberies and three assaults in Colchester.

Officers arrested the teenager on Sunday, August 13, on suspicion of robbery, actual bodily harm and common assault.

He was released on bail to appear at a police station on Sunday, September 10.

Police received reports that three people were assaulted between 12.30am and 3am on Sunday, July 16.

In each case, a group of youths approached the victim, engaged in conversation with them and then punched them in the face.

Officers also received a report of robbery at 2.20am in Circular Road East after a man was struck from behind and had clothing and a two-figure sum of cash stolen.

Police then received five reports of knife-point robberies between 10.50pm on Friday, August 11, and 2.20am on Saturday, August 12. The victims were threatened, punched and robbed of their possessions.

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The incidents took place in Hickory Avenue, Barrack Street, Winnock Road, Hyth Station Road and close to Hyth train station.

Anyone with information is asked to call Colchester CID on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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