Scissors held to woman’s throat by man wearing ski mask during raid on Colchester Co-op

Police are investigating. Picture: Antony Kelly

Police are investigating. Picture: Antony Kelly - Credit: � ARCHANT NORFOLK PHOTOGRAPHIC

Detectives are releasing descriptions of two men they want to speak to following a robbery in a Co-op store in Colchester.

Essex Police are investigating reports a suspect went into the shop in Fivefields Court, Greenstead, wearing a white ski mask at around 9.20pm yesterday.

Officers believe the man, said to have been armed with a pair of scissors, held them to a woman’s throat and stole a black till casette from inside.

He left on a mountain bike with a second man, who had been waiting outside.

No-one was injured during the incident.

Now police have released descriptions of the pair with a view to tracing them.

The first man is almost 6ft tall and slim. He was wearing a black jacket, black tracksuit trousers and black trainers with a black cap, grey gloves and a white ski mask.

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The second suspect, who stood at the door, is in his mid-40s and was wearing a black hooded coat with horizontal stripes and a yellow lining. He was wearing the hood up and had grey tracksuit trousers on.

Call Detective Constable Tim Harris at Colchester CID on 101 with information or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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