ROBBERS grabbed a man by the neck and stole his mobile phone and money.
Detectives are appealing for information following the attack in broad daylight in Greenstead Road, Colchester, at about 5.30pm yesterday.
The 21-year-old victim was walking along the road when two men approaced and grabbed him.
They demanded and took his phone and cash before fleeing in a silver Ford Fiesta.
Det Con Tim Harris said: "We would like to speak to anyone who may be able to help.
"We would especially like to find some people in a light blue car that was in the road at the time."
The victim was injured but did not require hospital treatment.
Anybody with information call Det Con Tim Harris on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.