Woman threatened with weapon in Chelmsford robbery

Police are appealing for information after a robbery in Chelmsford

Police are appealing for information after a robbery in Chelmsford - Credit: IAN BURT

A man demanded money and held a weapon, though to be a knife, against a woman in a robbery.

Police are investigating after the robbery was reported in Ransomes Way, Chelmsford.

A 19-year-old woman had returned home following an evening out and had gone outside to have a cigarette when she was approached by the suspect at about 2am this morning.

The man demanded money and held a weapon, thought to be a knife, against her.When she said she did not have any money, he ran off.

The victim suffered a scratch to her stomach and was left shaken by the incident.


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Police carried out a search of the area and enquiries are ongoing to locate the suspect. He is described as black, about 6ft tall and wore black clothes, including a hooded top.

Anyone with information is asked to call Dc Harriet Ware at Chelmsford CID on 101.

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Alternatively they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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