Appeal for witnesses after attempted robbery in Colchester
Detectives in Colchester are appealing for information after a
48-year-old woman was the victim of an attempted robbery.
At around 8.30am on Monday, February 20, 2012, a woman was grabbed
from behind by two men as she was about to enter the Post Office in
She was pulled backwards and fell over but luckily a member of
the public heard her shouts for help and came to her aid.
The two suspects then ran off empty handed. They are both described
as white, aged between 18 and 25 and of average height. Both were
wearing dark tracksuits but one was wearing a beanie hat and hood
and the other a grey scarf.
The woman suffered bruising and a small cut but did not
need hospital treatment.
Detectives will be reviewing CCTV footage in the area and will
be taking a full statement from the 'good Samaritan' member of the
public who came to the woman's aid.
Investigating officer Dc Coley said: "I would like to express my
thanks to the member of the public who assisted the woman. Without
his intervention the victim could have been more seriously injured
and would have been robbed.
"I am hopeful that with the help of local people these violent
individuals can be quickly identified."
Officers are appealing to local residents who may know the
identify of the suspects to come forward. Information can be passed
to Dc Pete Coley at Colchester CID on 101 ext 430162 or anonymously
to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.