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November 21, 2012, 1:36 pm

Detectives are appealing for information following two street robberies in Clacton.

The first happened when a 17-year-old boy was walking along Elm Grove shortly after midnight on Saturday, November 17. As he neared the junction with St Johns Road, he was approached by two men who punched him and then stole a small quantity of cash and a mobile telephone.

Investigating Officer, Dc Lee Winfield, said: “The Elm Grove attack was not captured on camera, but CCTV does show several people walking along St Johns Road at the time. They would have seen these two young men run off from the scene of the crime. They are key witnesses and so would like them to contact us.”

One assailant is described as black and was wearing blue jeans, a black leather jacket and white trainers. The other attacker is described as white and was wearing dark-blue jeans, a grey hoodie and a red-and-orange woolly hat. Both are believed to be aged in their late teens.

The victim, who lives locally, did not require any medical treatment.

The second robbery happened on the same day (Saturday) at a shelter on the promenade near the blue beach huts off Marine Parade West at 1:30am. A 48-year-old homeless man was approached by three men who kicked him in the chest and legs before stealing his suitcase.

Dc Winfield added: “This really is a callous crime. This homeless man was sleeping when he was set upon by these three thugs. They should be ashamed of themselves. Were sure they have no need for the contents of his suitcase.

The assailants are described as white.

The victim did not require any medical treatment.

Anyone with information in connection with these robberies is urged to contact detectives at Clacton police station on 101.

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