Two armed men enter woman’s Colchester home and attempt to steal television
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Two men armed with knives entered a young woman’s home in Colchester and held her down as they attempted to steal her television.
Police are appealing for information about the aggravated burglary off Avon Way on Wednesday, October 11.
The victim, aged in her 20s, reported that two men had entered her home at 3pm armed with knives and what is believed to be a firearm.
The first man has been described as being as being of a mixed heritage, under 5ft tall, aged in his 20s, of a chubby build and with short black afro style hair.
He was clean shaven and wore a black t-shirt, black jeans and dark trainers.
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The second man has been described as being of a mixed heritage, around 6ft tall, of a slim build with short black afro style hair.
He was clean shaven and wore a black t-shirt and black jogging bottoms.
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The investigating officer for Essex Police said: “This was a particularly terrifying incident where men have entered a property armed with weapons in the middle of the day.
“We suspect that this incident to be a case of mistaken identity and we are treating this as an isolated incident.
“Since the incident was reported we have carried out house to house enquiries and have spoken a number of witnesses.
“However, we need people with information, CCTV or dash cam from the area at the time to contact Colchester CID 101 quoting incident 473 of 11/10. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”