Man robbed in field in broad daylight

Gazette: Man robbed in field in broad daylight Man robbed in field in broad daylight

A MAN was robbed in a field in Colchester in broad daylight.

Detectives are appealing for two women who came to his aid after the attack to come forward.

At about 2.40pm, on Wednesday, March 19, the victim was approached by two men in Hillyfields, off Lexden Road.

He was pushed to the floor and then punched and kicked before his wallet and iPhone 5C were stolen.

Det Con Claire Jennings said: "The victim approached a young woman for help moments after the robbery and she may have seen the suspects.

"Another woman also came to the victim's aid and offered him her mobile phone to call police.

"I am keen to speak to these women and would also like to hear from any other people who were in the area at the time.

"This is an area popular with dog walkers and joggers so I am hopeful that someone may have seen something or the suspects in the area."

The suspects are white.

One is around 6ft tall, slim and has a thin face.

He had short dark hair and was wearing dark clothing.

The other is 5ft 8in tall, of slim to medium build with brown hair and a light coloured top.

Anyone with information call Det Con Jennings at Colchester police station on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

 

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9:18am Mon 24 Mar 14

Steve1210 says...

Surely the police can trace one of the women if he used her phone to call the police.

Hope the victim is recovering and the suspect convicted!
Surely the police can trace one of the women if he used her phone to call the police. Hope the victim is recovering and the suspect convicted! Steve1210
  • Score: 11

9:32am Mon 24 Mar 14

totallyfootball says...

Colchester, the land of cowards and thugs!
Colchester, the land of cowards and thugs! totallyfootball
  • Score: 7

9:59am Mon 24 Mar 14

Route88 says...

There certainly seems to be a problem in this part of Essex with burglaries, robberies and violence. With little chance of detection and weak sentencing if the perpetrators are caught it, is getting more than a little worrying!
There certainly seems to be a problem in this part of Essex with burglaries, robberies and violence. With little chance of detection and weak sentencing if the perpetrators are caught it, is getting more than a little worrying! Route88
  • Score: 9

11:00am Mon 24 Mar 14

PaulWagland says...

There is a corner of the Hilly Fields, near the path into Balkerne Heights, where groups of young lads often hang out. I walk my dog there and often see them meeting up briefly, swapping small items (I assume cash and drugs) and then leaving. I never have any trouble as my dog is a big GSD, but I would feel threatened if I didn't have her with me.
There is a corner of the Hilly Fields, near the path into Balkerne Heights, where groups of young lads often hang out. I walk my dog there and often see them meeting up briefly, swapping small items (I assume cash and drugs) and then leaving. I never have any trouble as my dog is a big GSD, but I would feel threatened if I didn't have her with me. PaulWagland
  • Score: 3

12:26pm Mon 24 Mar 14

PaulWagland says...

By the way, the 'pin' on the map above is in the wrong park. Local journalism at its finest ;)
By the way, the 'pin' on the map above is in the wrong park. Local journalism at its finest ;) PaulWagland
  • Score: 5

12:55pm Mon 24 Mar 14

thompaj says...

PaulWagland wrote:
By the way, the 'pin' on the map above is in the wrong park. Local journalism at its finest ;)
Yes. The map shows Lexden Springs park whereas the report states Hillyfields which is about 3/4 mile away.
[quote][p][bold]PaulWagland[/bold] wrote: By the way, the 'pin' on the map above is in the wrong park. Local journalism at its finest ;)[/p][/quote]Yes. The map shows Lexden Springs park whereas the report states Hillyfields which is about 3/4 mile away. thompaj
  • Score: 4

3:34pm Mon 24 Mar 14

wardyt says...

thompaj wrote:
PaulWagland wrote: By the way, the 'pin' on the map above is in the wrong park. Local journalism at its finest ;)
Yes. The map shows Lexden Springs park whereas the report states Hillyfields which is about 3/4 mile away.
Are you surpirsed!?
[quote][p][bold]thompaj[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PaulWagland[/bold] wrote: By the way, the 'pin' on the map above is in the wrong park. Local journalism at its finest ;)[/p][/quote]Yes. The map shows Lexden Springs park whereas the report states Hillyfields which is about 3/4 mile away.[/p][/quote]Are you surpirsed!? wardyt
  • Score: 0

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