Police appeal after man knocked unconscious

Police appeal after man knocked unconscious

Police appeal after man knocked unconscious

First published in News

A MAN was knocked unconscious as he walked along a town centre street in the middle of the afternoon.

Police are calling for witnesses to the attack, which saw the man in his 40s struck in the face at 2pm in Magdalen Street in Colchester on April 29.

After falling to the ground unconscious following the blow, the man woke to find he had been robbed of his Sony Ericsson mobile phone and a blue and white Timberland hooded top.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the investigating officer DC Chris Leslie at Colchester CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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7:38pm Sun 11 May 14

Suffolkcommuter says...

Really? In Colchester? Don't believe it, its so safe! NOT
Really? In Colchester? Don't believe it, its so safe! NOT Suffolkcommuter
  • Score: 14

11:39pm Sun 11 May 14

angryman!!! says...

Get a grip. Go live in a box. Suffolk is probably the most you have travelled. It's life there are scum bags, they are not confined to Colchester, Essex or the uk. That's things happen saddly they always have and always will do
Get a grip. Go live in a box. Suffolk is probably the most you have travelled. It's life there are scum bags, they are not confined to Colchester, Essex or the uk. That's things happen saddly they always have and always will do angryman!!!
  • Score: -10

1:45am Mon 12 May 14

Boris says...

Sorry to hear of someone being robbed in this way in broad daylight. I hope he did not suffer lasting injury.
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How many of these mobile phone robberies take place while the victims are busy texting or whatever, and not looking around them? If you keep your mobile hidden, robbers won't see it and with luck will leave you alone. If you have it on open view, they can see what it is, decide whether it is worth stealing, and snatch it while you are distracted.
Sorry to hear of someone being robbed in this way in broad daylight. I hope he did not suffer lasting injury. . How many of these mobile phone robberies take place while the victims are busy texting or whatever, and not looking around them? If you keep your mobile hidden, robbers won't see it and with luck will leave you alone. If you have it on open view, they can see what it is, decide whether it is worth stealing, and snatch it while you are distracted. Boris
  • Score: 7

7:12am Mon 12 May 14

MaryPoppins87 says...

I agree, it's easy to forget that an average iphone or whatever can be sold for a few hundred quid, to these people, that's well worth stealing. Keep it hidden and text when you get home. Hope the bloke isn't too shaken up by the attack! Unfortunately Colchester, like any place in the UK is going up in crime. It's because people are desperate!
I agree, it's easy to forget that an average iphone or whatever can be sold for a few hundred quid, to these people, that's well worth stealing. Keep it hidden and text when you get home. Hope the bloke isn't too shaken up by the attack! Unfortunately Colchester, like any place in the UK is going up in crime. It's because people are desperate! MaryPoppins87
  • Score: 3

9:07am Mon 12 May 14

romantic says...

It's true what people are saying about hiding phones away, although to be fair, this was at 2pm on a busy road, not 2am in a back alley. If somebody offers you a cheap I-phone or other device, it has probably come from something like this, although normally it is straight-forward theft. I see so many people wandering around with heads buried in phones, even when cycling. It does mean they are not that aware of what is going on around them, leaving them vulnerable to a snatch theft. Maybe I'm just older and a bit more cynical and see risk more clearly than the youngsters....
It's true what people are saying about hiding phones away, although to be fair, this was at 2pm on a busy road, not 2am in a back alley. If somebody offers you a cheap I-phone or other device, it has probably come from something like this, although normally it is straight-forward theft. I see so many people wandering around with heads buried in phones, even when cycling. It does mean they are not that aware of what is going on around them, leaving them vulnerable to a snatch theft. Maybe I'm just older and a bit more cynical and see risk more clearly than the youngsters.... romantic
  • Score: 7

7:42pm Tue 13 May 14

Suffolkcommuter says...

angryman!!! wrote:
Get a grip. Go live in a box. Suffolk is probably the most you have travelled. It's life there are scum bags, they are not confined to Colchester, Essex or the uk. That's things happen saddly they always have and always will do
Oh Angryman.......don't be so angry!

I work with the police, NHS and social care departments, although I am unable to disclose specifically what I do. Incidentally, I am very well travelled (for many years all over the world in fact), and would / and have, happily walked around many towns and cities, such as Bangkok, Manilla, London, LA etc without much fear. So I don't live in a box.

Yes I do live in Suffolk, and commute to and work in Colchester, and its an ok place to be. But I would not, chose to walk around Colchester in the evenings. I feel it is unsafe, especially over the weekends, and I don't think you can compare it to other towns in the area. Perhaps it is the army presence, perhaps its problems with drink/drugs in Colchester, I don't know, but its not safe, and its getting worse.
[quote][p][bold]angryman!!![/bold] wrote: Get a grip. Go live in a box. Suffolk is probably the most you have travelled. It's life there are scum bags, they are not confined to Colchester, Essex or the uk. That's things happen saddly they always have and always will do[/p][/quote]Oh Angryman.......don't be so angry! I work with the police, NHS and social care departments, although I am unable to disclose specifically what I do. Incidentally, I am very well travelled (for many years all over the world in fact), and would / and have, happily walked around many towns and cities, such as Bangkok, Manilla, London, LA etc without much fear. So I don't live in a box. Yes I do live in Suffolk, and commute to and work in Colchester, and its an ok place to be. But I would not, chose to walk around Colchester in the evenings. I feel it is unsafe, especially over the weekends, and I don't think you can compare it to other towns in the area. Perhaps it is the army presence, perhaps its problems with drink/drugs in Colchester, I don't know, but its not safe, and its getting worse. Suffolkcommuter
  • Score: 0

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