Man robbed at knifepoint near school

Gazette: Man robbed at knifepoint near school Man robbed at knifepoint near school

A MAN has been robbed at knifepoint by a hooded figure in broad daylight.

Detectives are appealing for information following the attack in an alleyway near Chase Court, Greenstead, Colchester.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "The victim, a 24-year-old man, turned into a small alleyway when he was approached by a man with a knife who told him to empty his pockets.

"He put his mobile phone on the ground and ran in the opposite direction.

The incident happened between 2.05pm and 2.15pm on Wednesday, November 27."

The suspect is white, aged in his 30s and about 6ft 3ins tall.

He has an average build and shaved light brown or blonde hair.

At the time of the robbery he had a scruffy light coloured beard and he was wearing a grey hooded tracksuit, grey jogging bottoms and trainers.

Anyone with information call PC Bryan Heath, or his colleagues at Colchester CID, on 101.

Alternatively, call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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2:49pm Mon 2 Dec 13

irememberwhen says...

Grey hoodie alert!
Grey hoodie alert! irememberwhen

7:41pm Mon 2 Dec 13

tomtheDJ says...

Its sad times when grown men in need of a quick few quid will do anything at any time of the day or night to get there quick fix..

yet those so blind decry its not habit forming...

no, of course its not......you know...

sad....
Its sad times when grown men in need of a quick few quid will do anything at any time of the day or night to get there quick fix.. yet those so blind decry its not habit forming... no, of course its not......you know... sad.... tomtheDJ

10:52pm Tue 3 Dec 13

Iain-colchester says...

If you are caught "carrying" a knife you could get a maximum of 4 years in jail.

I guarantee no-one in Colchester has been jailed for carrying a knife.
Hence the problem we have in our town.
throw the book at them .
4 years in jail and they wont do it again.
Our courts tell them they have been naughty and give them a £30 fine.
so they will be carrying the next day :(
Get tough on these thugs please.
If you are caught "carrying" a knife you could get a maximum of 4 years in jail. I guarantee no-one in Colchester has been jailed for carrying a knife. Hence the problem we have in our town. throw the book at them . 4 years in jail and they wont do it again. Our courts tell them they have been naughty and give them a £30 fine. so they will be carrying the next day :( Get tough on these thugs please. Iain-colchester

11:32am Wed 4 Dec 13

zt00013 says...

Iain-colchester wrote:
If you are caught "carrying" a knife you could get a maximum of 4 years in jail.

I guarantee no-one in Colchester has been jailed for carrying a knife.
Hence the problem we have in our town.
throw the book at them .
4 years in jail and they wont do it again.
Our courts tell them they have been naughty and give them a £30 fine.
so they will be carrying the next day :(
Get tough on these thugs please.
This is not the case. Those carrying knives not being caught is not synonymous with the Police not carrying out their duties and enforcing the law. Simply put, it is difficult to catch people with knives, unless you implement random stop and searches. In essence this means getting tough on everyone and not the criminals who blight our streets. The Police will punish severely those caught with a knife in the street. Stop reading the gutter press, clearly, your views are the result of some nonsense publication.

It is worth bearing in mind knife crime in Colchester is very low.
[quote][p][bold]Iain-colchester[/bold] wrote: If you are caught "carrying" a knife you could get a maximum of 4 years in jail. I guarantee no-one in Colchester has been jailed for carrying a knife. Hence the problem we have in our town. throw the book at them . 4 years in jail and they wont do it again. Our courts tell them they have been naughty and give them a £30 fine. so they will be carrying the next day :( Get tough on these thugs please.[/p][/quote]This is not the case. Those carrying knives not being caught is not synonymous with the Police not carrying out their duties and enforcing the law. Simply put, it is difficult to catch people with knives, unless you implement random stop and searches. In essence this means getting tough on everyone and not the criminals who blight our streets. The Police will punish severely those caught with a knife in the street. Stop reading the gutter press, clearly, your views are the result of some nonsense publication. It is worth bearing in mind knife crime in Colchester is very low. zt00013

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