CCTV released in hunt for violent men
Detectives are appealing for help to identify two men who
violently attacked a woman as she waited for a Post Office to open
The 48-year-old local woman was waiting to pay in some money at the
Post Office in Hunwicke Road on Monday, February 20, 2012 when she
was dragged to the ground at around 8.30am.
The men attempted to steal the cash but fled empty handed when a
member of the public heard the victim’s cries for help and came to
Detectives have released moving CCTV footage in the hope a member
of the public will recognise the attackers.
They are both described as being of average height and aged between
18 and 25. Both were wearing dark tracksuits but one was also
wearing a beanie hat and hood.
The woman suffered bruising and a small cut but did not need
Dc Pete Coley is investigating the attempted robbery. He said:
“These men dragged the victim to the floor and attempted to rob
her. The only reason they did not cause her more serious injury or
manage to get away with anything is because a member of the public
bravely stepped in to help.
“Someone, perhaps a local resident, must have seen these men
hanging around on the day of the offence. If anyone knows who these
violent men are I would urge them to contact me at Colchester CID
by calling 101.
"Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on
0800 555 111.”