Two robberies in Colchester in Lenz Close and Mersea Road are not being treated by police as linked

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Police are investigating two robberies in Colchester.

The first incident happened in Lenz Close on Sunday, November 16 at around 1.40am.

A man armed with a knife opened the door of a taxi and demanded money from the driver. The driver handed over an amount of cash before the suspect ran off.

A second incident happened on Wednesday, November 26, at around 4pm on Mersea Road, between Lucas Road and Fairfax Road.

A woman was pushed to the ground by a man who stole her mobile phone and ran off towards town. The victim cut her cheek after hitting her head on the ground.

Police are not treating the incidents as linked, and are appealing for anyone with information to either of the robberies.

The suspect in the first incident is white, aged in his late teens to early 20s, and around 5ft 9 or 10ins. He was of scrawny build with a gaunt face and wearing a green or grey hooodie.

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The second suspect is of Asian appearance, also in his late teens to early 20s, of a slim build and also 5ft 9ins. he was wearing a dark hooded top, dark trousers and dark trainers. he spoke with a local or London accent.

Anyone with information can contact Colchester CID on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.