We are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted during a robbery in Southend late last night.
The victim, a man aged in his 50s, was walking in London Road, near to the junction with Milton Road, shortly before 11.50pm last night, Monday 27 December when another man shouted at him.
The other man ordered the victim to hand over a phone before punching him a number of times which caused the victim to drop two bags.
The attacker then picked up one of the bags and ran off into North Road.
We believe the incident was witnessed by a number of taxi drivers and a woman who was passing by and we would like to speak to them in order to obtain their accounts in order to progress our investigation.
Sergeant Chris Flynn, who is leading the investigation, said:
“We believe this to be an unprovoked attack which was witnessed by a number of people, including taxi drivers and a woman passing by. “In particular, we would like to hear from those taxi drivers in the area at the time who may have captured the incident on their dashcam. “We believe the woman will be able to give a good account of what happened, which will also help us progress our investigation.”
Anyone with information should call us on 101 and cite 42/300915/21.