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Two arrested after attempted robbery
4:37pm Sunday 21st July 2013 in News
TWO men have been arrested following an attempted knife-point robbery in Clacton.
Police were called to the attempted robbery in the carpark of Clacton Leisure Centre on Saturday at around 9.35pm.
A woman suffered a minor injury to her face as robbers tried to steal her bag.
The area was searched with the help of the police helicopter and dog unit.
A 23-year old man and a 25-year-old man, both from Clacton, were arrested about an hour later.
The woman was taken to hospital for treatment to her injuries.
Police are appealing for information on two attempted robberies last week.
The first happened in St John’s Road at about 3.20pm on Wednesday when a schoolgirl was threatened with a knife.
The victim, who is from Clacton, received a tap on her shoulder and turned round to see the suspect holding the weapon.
After he made threats she handed over a blue handbag and mobile phone.
The man was white, aged 16 to 20, and about 5ft 7ins tall.
He was wearing a grey T-shirt with black writing in a circle on the front, dark blue baggy denim jeans, a small brown ‘Nike’ bag and a green and purple hat.
The second robbery happened in Dorking Crescent at just after 11.15pm on Thursday.
The 33-year-old victim, who is from Clacton, had been cycling along the road when she was stopped by two men.
One of the men had a knife in his hand and demanded that she give him her bag.
She handed over her small yellow and green bag which contained her mobile phone.
One of the men is described as black, 6ft tall, aged 19 to 20, and of slim build. He was wearing a black cap and black jacket.
The other was a white man, aged 17 to 18, and 5ft 4ins tall . He had a small brown dog with him.
Police are exploring the possibility that these crimes are linked to other recent knife-point robberies in the Clacton area.
Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at Clacton CID on 101.
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