Teen was punched in the face and had mobile phone stolen as he walked home from work
- Credit: Andrew Partridge
Detectives in Colchester are appealing for information after a teenager was robbed as he walked home from work.
It happened at around 1am on Sunday, October 25 when the 18-year-old, who lives in the town, was walking along Cowdray Avenue.
He was approached by a man who asked him the time and the victim took his mobile phone out of a pocket to check.
The suspect then punched him in the face and snatched the phone from his hand.
The victim was carrying an Asda carrier bag, containing his wallet and a Pot Noodle. These were also stolen.
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The victim suffered a bruised cheek. The suspect, who is described as a white man, aged between 18 and 21, of medium build and was wearing dark trousers and dark coloured hooded top, made off in the direction of the Waitrose superstore and the two other residential areas nearby.
Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have any information about what happened.
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They would also like to speak to anyone who may have spotted the carrier bag containing the items which may have been discarded.
Anybody that can help is asked to contact Ds Richard Edwards at Colchester CID on 101.