TWO men have been robbed at knifepoint after trying to buy a car in Colchester.

The victims visited a flat in Prettygate Road on Monday at about 6pm when they were attacked.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "They were escorted in to a flat were they were robbed at knifepoint and had their mobile phones and wallets taken.

"Police are looking for anyone who has information about a silver Volkswagen Golf which may be connected with the address, as well as about three dark-skinned men, all aged about 30, and of medium build with short dark hair."

The victims received minor injuries.

Anyone with information call Det Sgt Daniel Jeffries at Colchester CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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