Police appeal after woman robbed in Colchester


Colchester Police are appealing for information and dash-cam footage following a robbery in Colchester.

The robbery happened in the New Town area of Colchester.

The victim, a woman aged in her 40s, was approached by a man in New Town Road at around 6.10pm on Sunday 16th December, police have said.

In a statement from Essex police, they said: “The man has been described as white, of average build, and around 6ft tall. He wore black jogging bottoms, a black hooded top and a bobble hat. He is believed to be aged in his 30s.”


It was alleged he demanded money from the victim and left with a two-figure sum of cash in the direction of Wimpole Road.

The victim was reportedly unharmed, however is said to have been shaken by the incident.

Anyone in this area with information, CCTV, or who was driving in the area at the time and has dash cam footage available to view, is asked to call Colchester’s Local Policing Team on 101, quoting crime reference number 42/184181/18.

You can also call Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.