Braintree: 55-year-old man robbed at knifepoint

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree: 55-year-old man robbed at knifepoint Braintree: 55-year-old man robbed at knifepoint

A 55-year-old man has been robbed at knifepoint in Braintree.

The man was approached by two men, one of whom asked him for a cigarette, between 5pm and 5.30pm on a footpath between Panfield Lane and St Peters Road on Thursday.

They then pulled out a knife and removed the victim’s satchel style bag from his shoulder.

They searched his jacket and removed his wallet and iPhone 5, before running off in the direction of Panfield Lane.

The first suspect is white, 6ft tall, around 25-years-old and of medium build. He wore a black puffa style coat and dark baseball cap.

The second was shorter at 5ft 5ins tall, also white, around 20-years-old and wore a dark yellow hooded top with the hood up.

The victim was uninjured.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with information should contact police at Braintree on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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1:16am Sun 6 Jan 13

venturoboy says...

This is getting beyond a joke now - thats 3 knifepoint robberies in recent months. Fast becoming a suburb of London.
This is getting beyond a joke now - thats 3 knifepoint robberies in recent months. Fast becoming a suburb of London. venturoboy

8:48am Mon 7 Jan 13

Bhudeeka says...

it is a suburb of London it is full of the dregs of London
it is a suburb of London it is full of the dregs of London Bhudeeka

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