Three robbed in separate attacks in Colchester

Gazette: Three robbed in separate attacks in Colchester Three robbed in separate attacks in Colchester

DETECTIVES are investigating three robberies in Colchester within 12 hours.

It is not yet known if the robberies, in Port Lane, Castle Park and Maldon Road, are connected.

Yesterday, at 12.15am, an 18-year-old from Colchester, was pushed to the floor by a gang of three men who demanded money.

He handed them what cash he had and they made off towards the town centre.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "One was described as slim wearing a dark hooded jumper with the hood up and dark trousers.

"Police need to identify a motorist driving along Maldon Road at 12.15am who may have disturbed the offenders."

At 1.40am a man in his 30s from Colchester was held up by a knife-wielding criminal.

The suspect is white, aged 16 to 20, was wearing an olive coloured hooded top with dark lettering on the chest and the hood up, baggy tracksuit bottoms and dark trainers.

The suspect ran off with a bag.

At 12.10pm, in Port Lane, a man in his 30s felt someone pulling at his bag.

He was pushed into a wall and fell.

More than £100, an Apple iPad and an Apple Mac Book Pro computer were stolen.

Two suspects fled the scene.

One wore dark jeans or tracksuit bottoms, a grey or cream hooded jumper and a dark cap while the other wore a dark tracksuit or jeans.

Anyone with information about the robberies call Colchester CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

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10:40am Mon 10 Feb 14

Mind your own business says...

Colchester should be renamed Scumchester.
Colchester should be renamed Scumchester. Mind your own business
  • Score: 7

10:58am Mon 10 Feb 14

QuarpQuarp says...

Did all of these take place in areas where the streetlights have been turned off? They are all after midnight.
Did all of these take place in areas where the streetlights have been turned off? They are all after midnight. QuarpQuarp
  • Score: 9

11:48am Mon 10 Feb 14

Checkout says...

The lack of street lighting cannot possibly have anything to do with this mayhem. Call ECC, they will explain it all to you.
The lack of street lighting cannot possibly have anything to do with this mayhem. Call ECC, they will explain it all to you. Checkout
  • Score: 8

2:20pm Mon 10 Feb 14

your intellectual superior says...

It sounds like all these poor boys need is a hug.
It sounds like all these poor boys need is a hug. your intellectual superior
  • Score: -3

2:50pm Mon 10 Feb 14

wormshero says...

Are the lights off down those streets? Also, maybe it's just my street but it seemed like they'd stopped turning them off the last week or so.
Are the lights off down those streets? Also, maybe it's just my street but it seemed like they'd stopped turning them off the last week or so. wormshero
  • Score: 1

8:19am Tue 11 Feb 14

Campbell-Vencarto says...

Mind your own business wrote:
Colchester should be renamed Scumchester.
Quotes akin to this are rather sharp, however due to the circumstances one can see why there is considerable anger during criminal behaviour like this.
Three attacks in such a short space of time and quite prevalent robberies too, is very alarming for all of us involved.
These viscous type crimes are quite hard to Police and detect however generally assailants and perpetrators do get caught in crime of this nature.
For those that are using their cars less, or living closer to town in newly built areas it must be very worrying.
My father was very lucky in the 50 years he had his house in Cromwell Road. Those were memorable times and he lived in relative safety.
Julie and I hope the people robbed are at least well after the trauma.
Jon Campbell-Vencarto+
[quote][p][bold]Mind your own business[/bold] wrote: Colchester should be renamed Scumchester.[/p][/quote]Quotes akin to this are rather sharp, however due to the circumstances one can see why there is considerable anger during criminal behaviour like this. Three attacks in such a short space of time and quite prevalent robberies too, is very alarming for all of us involved. These viscous type crimes are quite hard to Police and detect however generally assailants and perpetrators do get caught in crime of this nature. For those that are using their cars less, or living closer to town in newly built areas it must be very worrying. My father was very lucky in the 50 years he had his house in Cromwell Road. Those were memorable times and he lived in relative safety. Julie and I hope the people robbed are at least well after the trauma. Jon Campbell-Vencarto+ Campbell-Vencarto
  • Score: 4

4:12pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Assimilation says...

At 1.40am a man in his 30s from Colchester was held up by a knife-wielding criminal.
This according to the Gazette this happened in the castle park. What was this man doing there at that time in the morning? It`s all locked up in hours of darkness. Did he climb over the fence, or was he sleeping there? And how did the robbers know he was in there?
At 1.40am a man in his 30s from Colchester was held up by a knife-wielding criminal. This according to the Gazette this happened in the castle park. What was this man doing there at that time in the morning? It`s all locked up in hours of darkness. Did he climb over the fence, or was he sleeping there? And how did the robbers know he was in there? Assimilation
  • Score: 1

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