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Man threatened bus passenger with gun
4:40pm Thursday 8th August 2013 in News
A MAN brandished a gun and threatened a passenger on a bus in Colchester.
The man shouted: “I know where you are” and removed a handgun from the waistband of his trousers and began waving it around.
The suspect is white, with short brown hair and was wearing a grey hooded top, blue jeans, and was aged 18 to 25.
The gun was silver or grey.
A spokesman from First Buses said: “A passenger reported seeing a gun in the gentleman's hand to the driver.
“The driver immediately contacted the police, and notified supervisors at the depot.
“We are assisting police in their investigation and would ask anyone with any further information to come forward.”
Insp Barry Atkinson said: “We have conducted an extensive investigation and take this report very seriously.
“We would ask any potential witnesses who may have seen the incident to come forward.”
The incident happened on Monday, July 1 at 10.40pm, but police only released details today after exhausting their enquiries.
Anyone with information can call Colchester police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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