Teenage driver attacked

POLICE are hunting for a robber who punched a teenager driver in his face and stole £20. The attack happened while the 18-year-old was on the forecourt at the BP petrol station in Magdalen Street, Colchester.

James Hore

POLICE are hunting for a robber who punched a teenager driver in his face and stole £20.

The attack happened while the 18-year-old was on the forecourt at the BP petrol station in Magdalen Street, Colchester.

The driver had filled up his car and had just taken his wallet out when he was punched to the ground and the man stole the money and ran off toward the town centre.

The robber was in his late teens or early twenties, white, 6ft, and had a slim build.

He was wearing a navy blue beanie hat and dark scarf with light coloured jogging bottoms and a black top with short sleeves or rolled up sleeves during the attack at about 9.45pm on Friday.

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Det con Kevin Cooper said: “It was a bitterly cold night and this young man may have been noticed because of his bare arms.

“I would like anyone who may have seen someone matching his description or who has any information to contact me.”

Anyone with information about the incident should call Colchester detectives on 0300 333444 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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