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Detectives are appealing for witnesses to a robbery in Braintree.
Three teenagers approached a man in his 20s along Flitch Way around 5.15pm on Thursday 20 May.
The group threatened him with what is believed to be two knives and demanded that he hand over his phone and cash.
When the man refused to hand over his phone, the teenagers assaulted the man before fleeing the scene with £10 in cash from his pocket.
The man sustained minor injuries.
The teenagers are believed to be aged between 15 and 16, two are described as being white and the third is described as being black.
One of the teenagers was wearing a blue face mask and the other two were wearing dark face coverings pulled up from around their necks.
They were all wearing dark clothing and gloves.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or may have dash cam, CCTV, or doorbell footage from the time is asked to please contact us.
If you have any information you can submit a report online or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.
Please quote the crime reference number 42/95142/21.
You can also call Braintree CID on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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